Gloucestershire Pub and Bar of the Year named
By Andrew Merrell | 29th April 2019
Owners of a Gloucestershire pub are celebrating after their business was named best in county in a national awards.
The Cotswold business now goes through to the next round to compete nationally for the National Pub & Bar of the Year title.
Already this year The Ebrington Arms, run by Claire and Jim Alexander and their team, has won the Gloucestershire Dining Pub of the Year 2019, courtesy of the Good Pub Guide.
Mrs Alexander said: "It has been a crazy month for us. Last month The Soil Association accredited us and our other pub, The Killingworth Castle, three stars in their Organic Served Here awards scheme.
"Our pubs now join only 10 other pubs and restaurants throughout the whole of the UK to achieve three stars or above in the scheme.
"The pub of the year is the icing on the cake. We have the best team and look forward to celebrating next month when we receive our latest award from Jay Rayner."
Tristan O'Hara, from the National Pub & Bar Awards said; "The Ebrington Arms is just one of those beautiful, quintessential Cotswold pubs that continues to raise the bar.
"The investment in the team, as well as in the property itself, is testament to the passionate operation going on at this pub.
"The events schedule is enticing, and the menus are intricately thought through. A worthy winner of the Gloucestershire Pub & Bar of the Year."
Mr Alexander: "We've invested a lot of time over the past year switching to environmentally sound partners right across the board, from our energy, recycling, food and beverage suppliers to new organic toiletries we're putting in our bedrooms.
"Our own Yubby beers also went organic last year and we've just switched to a 100 per cent organic wine list."
The couple, who have been in the trade in the Cotswolds for the past 12 years, continue to invest in their pubs. At Easter weekend a brand-new garden terrace was unveiled, offering customers a new al fresco area for dining and drinks.
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