Oxfordshire pub named Good Food Guide's Readers' Restaurant of the Year 2016

By Daniel Woolfson

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Co-owned Mary Galer: win has been "huge morale boost" for staff
Co-owned Mary Galer: win has been "huge morale boost" for staff

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An Oxfordshire pub has been named Readers’ Restaurant of the Year 2016 by the Good Food Guide.

The Miller of Mansfield in Goring-on-Thames was commended by the guide for its “perfect produce and perfect cooking” as well as its investment in the local community.

Owners Nick and Mary Galer, who both previously worked at Heston Blumenthal’s gastropubs the Hinds Head and the Crown, both in Bray, Berkshire, before taking on the Miller of Mansfield just over a year ago, saw off competition from nine other regional finalists to win the award.

Mary Galer said: “Our approach to dining is very straightforward – we serve traditional British food cooked with the best ingredients we can find in a professional but friendly setting.

“Winning the award has been a huge morale boost for our staff and it reflects all the hard work they’ve poured into the business since it started 15 months ago.”

Pubs and restaurants that qualified for the awards were required to be independently run and offer regional and seasonal produce where possible.

Elizabeth Carter, editor of the Good Food Guide, said: “The Miller of Mansfield not only offers great food and great value for money but also has a fantastic sense of community.

“Successful eateries sometimes get so popular they can lose their place in a community, but the Galers cherish their locals with special low-priced deals.”

Dishes available at the Miller of Mansfield include butter-poached lobster salad with fennel, pink grapefruit and lobster mayonnaise, poached local hens eggs with rapeseed crouton, seasonal radishes, horseradish cream and seasonal vegetables and new season canon of lamb with cucumber, marsh samphire, rosemary roasted potatoes and lamb sauce.

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