THE Ebrington Arms near Chipping Campden has scooped another award for it’s mantelpiece from the nation’s most prestigious ‘go-to’ guide for UK pubs, The Good Pub Guide.

The award – ‘County Dining Pub of the Year 2019’ beats off stiff competition from over a thousand pubs across the whole of Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds, one of the UK’s favourite foodie areas.

Editor of The Good Pub Guide, Fiona Stapley, explained; “The Ebrington was chosen as Dining Pub for Gloucestershire 2019 not just because their imaginative food is so creative and delicious but because we had so many reports from our trusted readers that were full of enthusiastic praise on the meals they’d enjoyed there over this last year. It’s a lovely, well-run inn and a special place to eat – with the added bonus of own-brewed ales and country-style bedrooms, too.”

Last year the pub won the national award, ‘No 1 UK Village Inn’ by The Times newspaper. Owner Claire Alexander commented; ‘Over the moon doesn’t come close…. It means a great deal to us and our amazing teams, not just now but over the whole 12 years we’ve been here. We’ve had two AA Rosettes for our food for nine years in a row now so this recognises the consistent food offering at the pub. And it’s also an important accolade because the voting is from customer reviews as well as the experts.”

Owners Claire and Jim Alexander have always focussed on creating the perfect Cotswold pub atmosphere that works for regulars and tourists. Attention to detail is key, from the friendly welcome to preserving the pub’s near 400 year old history and character in the public areas and five boutique bedrooms. The food has always focussed on classic English cooking with someone for everyone on the menu, including some organic dishes. The couple have also been brewing their own craft ales since 2012 which this year were certified organic by the Soil Association. The couple also own The Killingworth Castle pub in Wootton near Woodstock and Blenheim Palace which they rescued in 2012 when closed and have since turned it into a buzzing 2 rosette pub with 8 bedrooms.