Welsh hamlet pub named best in Britain

By Becky Paskin

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Owner Anthony Christopher and head waiter Marcus Beritez collect their award
Owner Anthony Christopher and head waiter Marcus Beritez collect their award
The Pen-y-cae Inn in Powys has scooped the prestigious title at the Morning Advertiser's Great British Pub Awards 2009

The Pen-y-cae Inn​ in Powys near Swansea has been named as the Morning Advertiser’s Great British Pub of the Year​ at a ceremony held at London Park Lane last night.

The freehold gastropub situated in the Welsh hamlet of Pen-y-cae, which was also named the Best Gastropub and Best Pub in Wales, scooped the title over seven other regional pubs including the Black Lion​ in Hammersmith.

Owned by head chef Anthony Christopher, the recently restored Pen-y-cae Inn specialises in serving simple, fresh food made with local ingredients, and is known for its traditional pub hospitality.

The Morning Advertiser​ judges said: “The Pen-y-cae Inn is a stunning pub in a stunning location with a stunning food and drinks offering. Every facet of the business is based on providing the highest standards of service to customers from Christopher overseeing the food offering to head waiter Marcus Beritez looking after the front-of-house operations.”

The Great British Pub Awards 2009 winners:

Best Cask Beer Pub
The Woolpack, Chelmsford

Best Cellar
Harpenden Arms, Harpenden

Best Community Pub
Dog & Bone, Lincoln

Best Creative Outdoor Area
White Horse, Ramsden Heath

Best Entertainment Pub
Illusions Magic Bar, Bristol

Best Family Pub
The Compasses at Pattiswick

Best Food Pub
Tempest Arms, Elslack

Best Freehouse Pub
The Bull at Benenden, Cranbrook

Best Gastropub
Pen-y-cae Inn, Powys

Best Live Music Pub
The Horn, St Albans

Best Managed Pub
Black Lion, Hammersmith

Best Newcomer
The Peacock at Oxhill

Best Tenanted/Leased Pub
True Lovers Knot, Tarrant Keyneston

Best Pub in East and West Midlands
The Peacock at Oxhill

Best Pub in East Anglia
White Horse, Ramsden Heath

Best Pub in London
Black Lion, Hammersmith

Best Pub in the North West
Water Witch, Lancaster

Best Pub in the South East
The Bull at Benenden, Cranbrook

Best Pub in Wales
Pen-y-cae Inn, Powys

Best Pub in the West Country
True Lovers Knot, Tarrant Keyneston

Best Pub in Yorkshire and North East
Tempest Arms, Elslack

Great British Pub 2009
Pen-y-cae Inn, Powys

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