The Inn at Cranborne, Dorset is Hall & Woodhouse Pub of the Year

By Gurjit Degun

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Winning team: (from left) Anthony Woodhouse, the Inn's manager Nina Bartlett, the Inn's licensee Jane Gould and business partnerships director at Hall & Woodhouse Matt Kearsey
Winning team: (from left) Anthony Woodhouse, the Inn's manager Nina Bartlett, the Inn's licensee Jane Gould and business partnerships director at Hall & Woodhouse Matt Kearsey
The Inn at Cranborne in Dorset has won £1,000 after being awarded Hall & Woodhouse’s Pub of the Year.

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:

Community Asset

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

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