Suffolk: Woodbridge pub, British Larder, pulls punches in national competition

WOODBRIDGE: A pub has made the final of a prestigious national awards ceremony.

Licensees Ross Pike and Madalene Bonvini-Hamel of the British Larder, owned by Punch Taverns, are finalists in the best gastropub category for the East Anglia region in the Great British Pub Awards – a nationwide search to find the best pubs and licensees in the UK.

The awards, run by the Publican’s Morning Advertiser, recognise licensees across the country in a broad range of categories – from the quality of their cask beer, their food offer, to the support they provide to their local community or how they have turned their pub business around.

Punch’s business relationship manager, Martin Obey who looks after 45 pubs in East Anglia explains: “The Great British Pub Awards reward licensees that demonstrate real excellence and we wanted to ensure that Ross and Madalene receive the recognition they deserve for all their hard work.

“We have nominated the British Larder in the best gastropub category due to the quality and range of their food offer which sets them apart from the competition, whilst embracing the pub as the hub of the community.

“Congratulations to Ross and Madalene for reaching the final and we’re wishing them the best of luck!”

The British Larder will be attending the prestigious awards ceremony on Thursday September 8 at The Hilton in London.

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