Not one, not two, but three of The Great Inns of Britain have been listed in the The Times ‘Top 25 Country Pubs for Food’!
The stunning 15th century Bell Inn, based in Hornden-on-the-Hill in Essex, was congratulated for its modern cuisine and medieval style setting, and was one of only three in the list to receive ‘critics’ choice’ from Richard Harden. The Bell Inn also recently won the ‘County Dining Pub 2016’ for the fifth year running. The Inn has been in the family for more than 75 years and has been expertly run by John and Christine Vereker since 1970.
This incredible achievement is truly deserved as the team at the Bell Inn work round the clock to keep their standards extremely high year upon year. Owner, John, commented ‘it is a wonderful validation of all the dedication and hard work put in’.
The Victoria Inn was also chosen by The Times for its simple yet elegant cooking, which uses produce grown and raised on the estate wherever possible. With a strong emphasis on excellent local ingredients, the beef comes from the herd of cattle that grazes the freshwater marshes, venison from the Fallow Deer in Holkham Park and lobsters that landed at Wells quay, less than two miles away.
Located in the heart of the idyllic Cotswolds, The King’s Head Inn was also listed in The Times Top 25 and rated a ‘favourite’ of Giles Coren, The Times restaurant critic. Head Chef, Giles Lee, cooks in an exciting and original way, recreating traditional English dishes with expert flair and imagination.