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Good Pub Guide 2019 recognises a number of Suffolk’s watering holes

PUBLISHED: 16:57 06 September 2018 | UPDATED: 16:57 06 September 2018

Landlords Gill and Neil Mason with former head chef Richard Grinyer - Power.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Landlords Gill and Neil Mason with former head chef Richard Grinyer - Power. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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A number of the county’s watering holes are toasting their successes after receiving a fantastic showing in the Good Pub Guide 2019.

In Suffolk 21 pubs were listed as being recommended by the Good Pub Guide, spreading right across the county.

The guide, which is released annually, contains hundreds of independent reviews of establishments countrywide.

As well as recommending many of our pubs hundreds more were listed in this year’s guide as being “worth a visit”.

Among those celebrating their rating was The White Horse at Sibton near Saxmundham.

The Unruly Pig at Bromeswell did well in this year's list Picture: The Unruly PigThe Unruly Pig at Bromeswell did well in this year's list Picture: The Unruly Pig

As well as being recommended by the guide The White Horse also received a dining award for its food. The third year in a row that it has received this accolade.

Landlord Neil Mason said: “It’s now 13 years for Gill and I at the Sibton White Horse.

“But despite the years we are always proud to receive an award in recognition of the team’s efforts.

“Overnight guests come back time and again and many have become good friends.”

The Turks Head, in Hasketon received nods for their wine Picture: GREGG BROWNThe Turks Head, in Hasketon received nods for their wine Picture: GREGG BROWN

In Ipswich there was good news for the Fat Cat pub who were named one of the top ten beer pubs in the country.

They were pipped by their colleagues in the Norwich Fat Cat who won beer pub of the year.

Liz Pledge, manager at the Fat Cat in Ipswich said: “It’s absolutely fantastic. We do try very hard to keep our customers happy.”

She added that their Norwich colleagues had done well but they would be fighting back next year.

Liz Pledge and Peter Clifford from the The Fat Cat which was highly rated for its beer Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNLiz Pledge and Peter Clifford from the The Fat Cat which was highly rated for its beer Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The Weeping Willow in Barrow near Bury St Edmunds was one of the runners up for the new pub of the year category.

Elsewhere the Unruly Pig were celebrating their entry into the guide along with a wine award.

In addition the pub has also found itself highly rated in the Good Food Guide which was also released today.

“It’s sensational news,” said Brendan Padfield from the Unruly Pig, “A double accolade in one day is testament as to how the team at The Unruly Pig consistently delivers year after year: they make me so proud.”

Also receiving a wine award were the Turks Head at Hasketon.

Licensee Jemima Withey said: “I am absolutely chuffed. In terms of beer keeping we take that very very seriously.

“We are a proper country pub.”

The full list of pubs recommended by the Good Pub Guide 2019 are:

The Unruly Pig, Bromeswell

Fat Cat, Ipswich

White Horse, Sibton

The Anchor, Walberswick

The Packhorse Inn, Moulton

Greyhound Inn, Pettistree

The Eels Foot Inn, Leiston

Maybush Inn, Waldringfield

The Crown, Southwold

The Black Lion, Long Melford

The Bell, Saxmundham

Bell Inn, Walberswick

The White Horse, Whepstead

The Crown, Stoke-By-Nayland

Turks Head, Hasketon

Harbour Inn, Southwold

The Ship, Dunwich

Ye Olde Cross Keys, Aldeburgh

The Weeping Willow Pub, Barrow

Butt and Oyster, Pin Mill

The Wesleton Crown, Westleton

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