Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards 2017: Best Cotswold Pub

PUBLISHED: 08:50 04 July 2017 | UPDATED: 11:42 04 July 2017

Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards: Pub of the Year Award

Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards: Pub of the Year Award


From cosy pubs to rustic inns, the Cotswolds are home to some of the finest pubs in the country. Here’s our winner of the Best Pub at the Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards 2017

The Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards are one of the biggest events in the local calendar and it is hugely anticipated by the region’s food and drink industry all year round.

We champion the best local producers, suppliers and businesses that are passionate about the Cotswold countryside and the future of our local environment.

Thanks to both the nominations of the public and our well-respected judges, we have picked a winner worthy of the ‘Best Cotswold Pub Award’, sponsored by NFU Mutual.

This year’s finalists

The Boat Inn, Ashleworth

The Boat Inn was said to carry endearing charm with a rustic feel in a perfect waterside setting. There was a great deal of thought, care and consideration as to the sourcing of the drinks served and a great menu offered to customers.

The Hog at Horsley, Horsley

The Hog at Horsley was described as going from strength to strength with the establishment being a great asset to Horsley. There were plenty of local beers and ciders to choose from alongside a menu of seasonal dishes.

And the winner is...

The Plough Inn, Ford

Judges were impressed with the knowledge and enthusiasm for local products at The Plough Inn. It was clear that local is what the pub is all about. Judges noted fantastic and efficient dining making a very pleasurable experience.

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Click here to take a look at last year’s winners!

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