Meet the winner of the Best Pub for Families 2023

By The Morning Advertiser

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Transformation time: the pub has received a full refurbishment over the past two years
Transformation time: the pub has received a full refurbishment over the past two years

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The Plough at Normanton-on-Wolds, Nottingham, is a charming rural pub that prides itself on a warm welcome for all, catering for every member of the family.

Over the past two years, Secret Pub Company, which owns the venue, has invested in a full front and back of house refurbishment, including enhancements to its function room and a new pergola in the garden, which also offers play equipment and outdoor games.

The operator has also planned to increase seating in its expansive garden over the next year.

Inside, the pub’s bar has a traditional country feel to it, while its dining area offers plush seating with a view to the stunning garden.

Family values

Customer service is key at the Plough, whether guests are dining or drinking, enjoying a date-night, family meal or post-work pint, everyone is greeted with a smile as soon as they walk through the door.

The family values presented by the pub are also apparent immediately by the outstanding customer service and accessible menu, which caters for all diets and can be tailored to suit all requirements.

In addition to a wide range of drinks and the varied food offering, the venue also serves home-made cakes at the bar and welcomes four-legged members of the family, with dog treats also available at the bar.

Something for all

From babies to grandparents there is something for everyone at the Plough, including annual post-exam parties for local schools, family fun days, a Christmas market and a weekly quiz night tailored for the family market.

The pub also works closely with its local community to support nearby independent businesses as well as helping local schools and getting involved in the local community.

General manger Becky Cassapi​ ensures things run smoothly at the site and her passion and drive bolsters the Plough’s strengths as a wonderful family pub, making it the perfect place for them to relax and a deserved winner​ in its category.

Full list of 2023 GBPA winners:

Great British Pub of the Year 2023 – the Cholmondeley Arms, Malpas, Cheshire

Best City/Urban Pub – the Turks Head, Twickenham, Greater London

Best Country/Rural Pub – the Cholmondeley Arms, Malpas, Cheshire

Best Pub for Food – the Loch & The Tyne, Old Windsor, Berkshire

Best Pub for Dogs – the Bellflower, Garstang, Lancashire

Best Pub for Families – the Plough, Normanton on the Wolds, Nottinghamshire

Best Pub for Entertainment – the Kings Arms, Bexleyheath, south east London

Best Pub Garden – Gaggle of Geese, Buckland Newton, Dorset

Best Pub to Watch Sport – the Royal Dyche, Burnley, Lancashire

Best Sustainable Pub – Stroud Brewery Taproom, Stroud, Gloucestershire

Best Pub Chef – Charlotte Vincent, Candlelight Inn, Chard, Somerset

Best Young Pub Chef – Karl Quirante, the Cricketers, Ormskirk, Lancashire

Community Hero – the Old Abbey Taphouse, Manchester

Admiral Pub of the Year – Boot & Shoe, Ackworth, Pontefract, West Yorkshire

Stonegate Pub of the Year – the Woodman, Ruislip, north west London

Greene King Pub of the Year – the Stag, Lyndhurst, Hampshire

Marston’s Pub of the Year – Rose & Crown, Worcester, Worcestershire

Punch Pub of the Year – the Plough, Prestbury, Gloucestershire

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