Peninsula pub named best in Suffolk in national awards

  Posted: 17.07.21 at 09:52 by [email protected]

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The owner of a Shotley peninsula pub has admitted shocked and delighted after being recognised the best in Suffolk.

Damon Jeffery spoke of his joy after the Freston Boot was officially announced as the best venue in Suffolk by the Pub & Bar magazine.

He said: "It came as a complete surprise, but we are really chuffed."

Following 18 months of closures and restraints, and ahead of Covid-19 restrictions being eased on Monday 19 July, The Boot is one of 94 pubs across the country receiving a prestigious National Pub & Bar Award.

These awards aim to put the finest on-trade businesses across the UK in the national spotlight, showcasing just how diverse and creative the hospitality industry really is, as well as how inspirational operations have survived the pandemic.

Our award is gratefully received and goes to show the level of quality we deliver to our visitors every day of the week.

The Freston Boot will be officially crowned at a red carpet celebration in London on Monday 6 September. At the grand final, 15 Regional Winners will also be announced, as well as the esteemed accolade – the overall National Pub & Bar of the Year.

“I’ve never been prouder of this industry,” says Tristan O’Hana, editor of Pub & Bar magazine, which hosts the event. “The entries for this year’s awards demonstrated the undeniable value that communities place on their beloved pubs and bars.

"To be able to acknowledge the hard work and diligence of venues across 94 UK counties is an absolute privilege. These outstanding venues deserve this recognition now more than ever.”

Full list of the UK's county winners:

East Midlands
Derbyshire - The Cock Inn
Leicestershire - Round Corner Brewing Taproom
Northamptonshire - The Tollemache Arms
Nottinghamshire - The Radcliffe
Rutland - The Admiral Hornblower

East of England
Essex - Galvin Green Man
Bedfordshire - The Black Lion
Cambridgeshire - The Royal Oak, Hail Weston
Hertfordshire - Fox & Hounds, Hunsdon
Norfolk - The Kings Head, Letheringsett
Suffolk - The Freston Boot

City of London - Puttshack
Greater London - The Gun, Spitalfields

North East
Durham - Grannie Annie's Pub and Pantry
Northumberland - The Craster Arms
Tyne and Wear - Leila Lily's

North West
Cheshire - The Church Inn, Mobberley
Cumbria - Woolpack Inn, Eskdale
Greater Manchester - Roxy Ball Room, Deansgate
Lancashire - The Jazz Emporium
Merseyside - The Club House

Northern Ireland
Antrim - The Poet
Armagh - Courthouse Bar
Down - The Maghera Inn
Fermanagh - Granny Annies
Derry / Londonderry - Walled City Brewery
Tyrone - Tomney's Bar

North West Scotland
Highland - The Plockton Hotel
Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles) - The Cross Inn
North East Scotland
Fife - The Criterion
Aberdeenshire - DogTap
City of Aberdeen - The Tippling House
City of Dundee - Tom's
Perth and Kinross - The Meikleour Arms
Angus - The Drovers Inn
Moray - The Crown & Anchor Inn
Clackmannanshire - The Old Brewery
Shetland Islands - Fjara Cafe Bar
Orkney Islands - The Ferry Inn
South East Scotland
City of Edinburgh - No.1 The Grange
West Lothian - The Livingston Inn
Falkirk - Sportsters
Scottish Borders - The Craw Inn
East Lothian - The Bonnie Badger
Midlothian - The Sun Inn

South West Scotland
City of Glasgow - Drygate Peaks Bar & Terrace
North Lanarkshire - The Electric Bar
South Lanarkshire - The Old Oak Inn
Renfrewshire - The Boarding House
Dumfries and Galloway - The Steamboat Inn
North Ayrshire - The Corner House
East Ayrshire - Weston Tavern & Restaurant
South Ayrshire - The Tam O'Shanter Inn
East Dunbartonshire - The Burnbrae Pub & Restaurant
Argyll and Bute - The Whistlefield Inn
East Renfrewshire - The Orchard Park Hotel, Bar and Grill
West Dunbartonshire - The Balloch House Hotel
Stirling - Allanwater Brewhouse
Inverclyde - Nicolson's Bar & Kitchen

South East
Berkshire - Crown & Garter
Buckinghamshire - Clayton's Marlow
East Sussex - The Bull, Ditchling
Hampshire - The Portsmouth Arms
Isle of Wight - The Spyglass Inn
Kent - The Rose & Crown, Green Street Green
West Sussex - Crown & Anchor
Oxfordshire - The Hollybush, Witney
Surrey - The Wiremill Lakeside Pub & Inn

South West
Bristol - The Strawberry Thief
Cornwall - The Rising Sun, Truro
Devon - The Pigs Nose Inn
Dorset - The Old Granary
Gloucestershire - The Wheatsheaf Inn, Northleach
Somerset - Ring O Bells, Nailsea
Wiltshire - The Hatchet Inn

Gwent - The Anchor Inn, Tintern
South Glamorgan - Hare & Hounds
Mid Glamorgan - The Old House 1147
West Glamorgan - Britannia Inn
Dyfed - The Griffin
Powys - The Harp Inn
Gwynedd - Tŷ Coch Inn
Clwyd - Three Eagles

West Midlands
Herefordshire - The Riverside at Aymestrey
Shropshire - The Boathouse
Staffordshire - The Red Lion, Newborough
Warwickshire - The Cross at Kenilworth
West Midlands - Attic Brew Co. Taproom
Worcestershire - The Flyford

Yorkshire and the Humber
East Riding of Yorkshire - The Black Horse, Little Weighton
North Yorkshire - The Carpenters Arms
South Yorkshire - The Botanist
West Yorkshire - The Shibden Mill Inn
Lincolnshire - The Hope and Anchor

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