Kings Head crowned Pride of Hooky

By Noli Dinkovski

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Kings Head crowned Pride of Hooky
A Warwickshire pub has scooped the top honour at an annual awards run by an Oxfordshire brewer.

The Kings Head in Napton picked up the Pub of the Year at the annual 2013 Pride of Hooky Awards, run by Hook Norton Brewery for its tenanted estate.

The judges commended the pub for being a “superb all round business with a superior beer and food offering”. In addition, they highlighted the pub’s great customer service and a reputation that means customers visit from as far away as Birmingham.

Other awards included Best New Licensee, which went to the Angel in Burford, an AA-rosette winning pub run by Terence King and Gemma Finch, renowned throughout the Cotswolds for its fine food.

The Kings Head and the Angel also shared the Food Pub of the Year award.

Meanwhile, Community Pub of the Year went to the Hare & Hounds in Wardington. Judges praised how the pub consistently raised funds for local charities. It had even been known to take elderly people in the village home after a visit.

Hook Norton Brewery managing director Adrian Staley said: “We strongly believe it’s of the utmost importance to recognise accomplishments by our tenants.

“Our thanks go to all tenants for their incredibly hard work this year, and we look forward to further celebrations in 2014.”

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