Five Mile House is top pub

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A Gloucestershire pub has been named pub of the year in the 25th Anniversary edition of The Good Pub Guide 2007. The Five Mile House in Duntisbourne...

A Gloucestershire pub has been named pub of the year in the 25th Anniversary edition of The Good Pub Guide 2007.

The Five Mile House in Duntisbourne Abbots, Gloucestershire, scooped the accolade.

Guide editor Alisdair Aird said: "The Five Mile House used to be a

great traditional, rustic

pub with no food offering.

"When new owners took over a few years ago and wanted to introduce food, we were nervous.

"But they proved it's possible to introduce a good, solid food offering into a pub without taking away the traditional pub element."

Of the guide's 1148 main entries, 172 are smoke-free.

Aird added: "Most licensees are starting to plan for the ban and few complained about it. Pubs are likely to become the family-focused community hubs they were before World War I," said Aird.

The new guide is out today, priced £14.99.

Price of a pint

l The national average price of a pint is £2.33

l Cheapest areas are

Lancashire and

Staffordshire at about £2.10

l The most expensive area is Surrey, at £2.57 a pint

l In 1983 prices ranged from 46p a pint in the West Midlands to 78p in London.

l If the next 25 years echo the first quarter-century, the national average pint will cost £8.40, with Londoners paying £10.60!

Source: The Good Pub Guide

The Good Pub guide Award category winners

Pub of the Year: Five Mile House, Duntisbourne Abbots, Gloucestershire

25 Year Award: The Olde Ship in Seahouses, Northumbria

New Pub of the Year: Masonic Arms, Gatehouse of Fleet, Scotland

Beer Pub of the Year: Market Porter, South London

National Dining Pub of the Year: Pear Tree, Whitley, Wiltshire

Own Brew Pub of the Year: Brewery Tap, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Licensees of the Year: Paul and Jo Stretton-Downes at the Bottle & Glass, Picklescott

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