The MA's best Pubs are announced

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Richard Sax collecting his award
Richard Sax collecting his award
Find a full list of winners from last night's prestigious Morning Advertiser Pub Awards 2007 here

The Cow in Parkstone, Dorset has been named as Morning Advertiser Pub of the Year 2007 at a glittering awards ceremony in central London last night.

The pub - which is licensee David Sax' first venture into the licensed trade - beat off stiff competition from across England and Wales to win the coveted title.

Sax received his award from comedian Rob Brydon and Morning Advertiser editor Andrew Pring.

The awards judges said: "The Cow is a truly remarkable pub that attracts three different sets of customers.

The fact that David was new to the trade before buying the pub four years ago makes the success of the Cow even more laudable​MA Awards judges.

"David Sax had the courage to buy a real down-at-heel, under-performing community pub and then transform it into one that offers a stylish and comfortable lounge for drinkers, a trendy bistro bar for diners, and an lavish upstairs function room for private fine-dining parties.

"The fact that David was new to the trade before buying the pub four years ago makes the success of the Cow even more laudable."

List of winners

Tenanted and Leased Pub of the Year​Stansfield Arms, Apperley Bridge, West Yorkshire

Managed Pub of the Year​Blackfriar, Blackfriars, London EC4

Community Pub of the Year​Church House Inn, Bollington, Chesire

Food Pub of the Year​Axe and Compasses, Arkesden, Essex

Wine Pub of the Year​The Crown, Southwold, Suffolk

Village Pub of the Year​Ley Arms, Kenn, Devon

Cask Beer Pub of the Year​Goat and Tricycle, Bournemouth, Dorset

Family Pub of the Year​Kings Head, Letheringsett, Norfolk

Premium Bar of the Year​Five Degrees West, Falmouth, Cornwall

Sports Pub of the Year​Old Garage, Southfields, London, SW18

Dance & Disco Pub of the Year​Bourbon, Leeds

Beer Garden of the Year​The Princess, Rawdon, West Yorkshire

Newcomer of the Year​Melissa Price, Tilted Wig, Warwick

Bar Team of the Year​The Magpie, Bishopsgate, London, EC2

Freehouse of the Year​Stansfield Arms, Apperley Bridge

Innovation of the Year​A Grelha at the Gun, Coldharbour, London, E14

Website of the Year​Fox and Hounds, Carthorpe, North Yorkshire

Fundraising Pub of the Year​Brookhouse, Hayes, Middlesex

Gastropub of the Year​Cook & Barker Inn, Newton-on-the-moor, Northumberland

Pubwatch of the Year​Bournemouth Town Watch

Regional Winners​London: The Magpie, BishopsgateEast Anglia: Cutter Inn, ElyWest Country: The Cow, Parkstone, DorsetNorth West: Church House Inn, Bollington, ChesireSouth East: The Swan at the Vineyard, Lamberhurst, KentWales: Castle Inn, Caldicot, MonmouthshireEast and West Midlands: Red Hart, Kingston, WorcestershireYorkshire and North East: Stansfield Arms, Apperley Bridge, West Yorks.

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