A Cumbrian inn has beaten off competition from almost 800 pubs around England and Wales to be given a special award in the renowned Sawday’s Pub and Inns Guide 2017/18 out next week, 1 June 2017.
Sawday’s has a long-running reputation in the hospitality industry for highlighting special places to stay and its latest guide will highlight six awards for pubs and inns that stand out from the crowd. There is just one winner in each category, with the George & Dragon at Clifton near Penrith scooping the accolade for ‘Best All-Rounder’.
The 18th century coaching inn was restored by Charles Lowther in 2008 and has been steadily building a reputation as a dining pub using produce from the grounds of Askham Hall and the Lowther Family estate ever since.
Charles Lowther says, “Of all the awards on offer, the ‘all-rounder’ is the one we really wanted. It’s a great tribute to all the staff and the teamwork that goes into providing a genuinely all-round feel good experience, from the customer service, to the quality of the food and drink, and all those special touches like the décor and atmosphere.
He adds, “Of course, it’s an added bonus that we are located in such a scenic part of the country, and we’re proud to be flying the flag for Cumbria with this special award.”
The George and Dragon was also recently named as ‘Cumbria Dining Pub of the Year’ in the Good Pub Guide 2017
For more information, visit: www.georgeanddragonclifton.co.uk / 01768 865 381.