The Pony & Trap team were celebrating last night having scooped 13th spot in the Budweiser Budvar Top 50 Gastropubs Awards (6th Feb).
Nominated for the first time in the competition, The Pony & Trap became the second highest new entry for 2012 and the top nominee for Bristol, Bath and the surrounding area.
The award was run in conjunction with the Morning Advertiser who collected votes from over 500 top gastropub operators, pub company chiefs, food writers, food guide editors and top chefs to collate the UK’s top 50 gastropubs. Winners were chosen through judging and site visits by industry experts.
Reacting to the news, Head Chef and owner, Josh Eggleton, said: “There are some truly fantastic pubs in the top 50 with many coming from the West Country; it’s amazing to be grouped with some of the best performers in the pub trade. This accolade means a great deal as it was voted for by people within the industry – it’s really nice to know our peers think we’re doing some good things at The Pony & Trap”
Hollie Eggleton, Front of House manager added: “A huge thank you must go to our dedicated staff members who have been brilliant all year. This result is a testament to their enthusiasm and hard work.”
The Hand & Flowers of Marlow, Buckinghamshire took top spot. The Top 50 Gastropub list can be viewed here.
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