The pub is licensee Jane Gould’s first site, and she reopened it after it was closed for two years.
Hall & Woodhouse said that Gould has built the pub up into “a fantastic business”, which was the first inn to be awarded 4 stars by the AA.
There were six other award winners who each won £250. All the winners will be taken away on a European city break in 2014 too.
The awards ceremony took place at Goodwood Racecourse last week. More than £1,000 was raised for Macmillan.
Gould said: “I thoroughly enjoyed the day at Goodwood, and to be crowned Public House of the Year has been a fantastic accolade for me. The inn is my first public house which I reopened with Hall & Woodhouse’s help after it had been closed for two years. Both myself and my team have worked really hard so this award just proves our hard work was worth it.”
Matt Kearsey, business partnerships director at Hall & Woodhouse added: “Our business partners are what make our business special and we were delighted to host so many of them at our Gala event at Goodwood.”
The winners are:
Gillian and John McEwan the Amberwood, Christchurch, Dorset
Best Food Public House
Magdalena and James Callery, the Halfway Inn, Newbury, Berkshire
Best Public House Garden
Amanda McLoughlin, the Bear, Horsham, West Sussex
Best Business Idea
Jamie Pike, the Upton Inn, Bristol, Somerset
Best Beer Quality
Jason Sims, Bear Inn, Salisbury, Wiltshire
Best Newcomers to Hall and Woodhouse
Tony Field, the Strawberry Field Tavern, Southampton, Hampshire
Public House of the Year
Jane Gould, the Inn at Cranborne, Cranborne, Dorset