Finalists for VisitEngland's Tourism Pub of the Year announced

By James Wallin

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The Feathered Nest in Oxfordshire, run by Tony and Amanda Timmer, won the 2013 award and are finalists again this year
The Feathered Nest in Oxfordshire, run by Tony and Amanda Timmer, won the 2013 award and are finalists again this year
VisitEngland has announced the five finalists for its Tourism Pub of the Year award.

The category, which is sponsored by the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA), is part of the Awards for Excellence 2014. The winner will be announced at a ceremony at Cheltenham Racecourse on Monday 12 May.

The finalists are:

Pandora Inn, Falmouth, Cornwall

South Causey Inn, Stanley, County Durham

The Feathered Nest Country Inn, Nether Westcote, Oxfordshire

The Horse and Jockey, Manton, East Midlands

Watermill Inn & Brewery, Kendal, Cumbria

VisitEngland’s chief executive James Berresford said: “We receive hundreds of applications each year of an extremely high standard, so it is a tremendous achievement for any business to become a finalist.  Each finalist is already a winner and can take justifiable pride and credit in earning a coveted place in the top five in their category in England, and in the contribution they make to an industry worth £106 billion to the economy, supporting 2.6 million jobs."

BBPA chief executive Brigid Simmonds said: “With tourism a major contributing factor to the growth of the British pub industry, the Tourism Pub Award is an important accolade. The finalists should be proud of their role as flagship examples of how pubs can diversify their offer and provide exceptional quality in order to ensure that the tourist market is provided for.”

To find out more visit www.visitenglandawards.org

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