Good Pub Guide 2017’s Top 10 Pubs Revealed- Horse Guards Named Best Pub

horseThe Horse Guards Inn pub in Tillington, West Sussex has been named Pub of the Year 2017 by The Good Pub Guide.

The 300-year-old pub, which is renowned for its reputation for good food using seasonal and local produce, ingredients from local suppliers, and from its own vegetable garden or through foraging, beat of stiff competition from over 5,000 pubs. Commenting on the accolade, licensee Sam Beard said: “I’m elated! It’s wonderful. The award is such an amazing testament to all the hard work everyone does and to offer a consistent product. It’s a great guide to be noticed in and we are very proud.”

Now in its 35th edition, this year’s guide includes new entries for The Smithfield in Swan Street, and The Paramount on Oxford Street, as well as others from around the region.

The Good Pub Guide Awards 2017 winners

Pub of the year: Horse Guards, Tillington, Sussex

Dining pub of the year: Red Lion, East Chisenbury, Wiltshire

New pub of the year: Lion Inn, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire

Own brew pub of the year: Watermill, Ings, Kendal, Cumbria

Beer pub of the year: Fat Cat, Norwich, Norfolk

Whisky pub of the year: Sligachan Hotel, Sligachan, Isle of Skye

Wine pub of the year: Woods, Dulverton, Somerset

Unspoilt pub of the year: Olde Gate, Brassington, Derbyshire

Town pub of the year: Bank House, King’s Lynn, Norfolk

Country pub of the year: Cottage of Content, Carey, Herefordshire

Inn of the year: Inn at Whitewell, Whitewell, Lancashire

Value pub of the year: Queen’s Head, Kirkby la Thorpe, Lincolnshire

Licensee of the year: Judith Fish of the Applecross Inn, Applecross, Scotland

Brewery of the year: Hook Norton Brewery, Hook Norton, Oxfordshire

Pub group of the year: Cheshire Cat Pubs and Bars