Northumberland’s Feathers Inn named 2011 Great British Pub of the Year

By Becky Paskin

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The 2011 Great British Pub Award winners
The 2011 Great British Pub Award winners
The Feathers Inn in Hedley-on-the-Hill, Northumberland, has been named the Great British Pub of the Year 2011 after winning the awards’ Best Gastropub category.

At an award ceremony held last night at Hilton Park Lane, Feathers Inn owners Rhian Craddock and Helen Greer were announced the overall winners of the awards, run by BigHospitality’s sister publication The Publican’s Morning Advertiser, over 14 other category winners.

Presented by comedian and Strictly Come Dancing 2011 competitor Rory Bremner, the awards were handed to 15 national winners in categories such as Best Cask Beer Pub, Best Newcomer and Best Food Pub.

The Feathers Inn was selected as the best overall pub after impressing judges with its ‘excellent food offer, strong community focus, impressive drinks range, exciting range of events and strong business innovation’.

The Publican’s Morning Advertiser Editor, The PMA Team, said: "Helen and Rhian are an inspiration to others. The Feathers Inn is a great all-rounder and a pub business with the wow factor.”

The 15 category winners were selected from a line-up of 94 regional winners.

The national winners of the Great British Pub Awards are:

Great British Pub of the Year
The Feathers Inn, Hedley-on-the Hill, Northumberland

Best Food Pub
The Old Inn, Holton, Somerset

Best Gastropub
The Feathers Inn, Hedley-on-the Hill, Northumberland

Best Family Pub
The Saddle Inn, Lea, Lancashire

Best Tenanted/Leased Pub
The Hare & Hounds, Corsham, Wiltshire

Best Freehouse Pub
The Carpenters Arms, Felixkirk, North Yorkshire

Best Community Pub
The Five Bells in Colne Engaine, Essex

Best Managed Pub
The Joshua Bradley, Gee Cross, Cheshire

Best Smoking Area
Ye Olde Whyte Lyon, Locksbottom, Kent

Best Live Music Pub
The Brickmakers, Norwich, Norfolk

Best Entertainment Pub
Ock 'n' Dough, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Best Sports Pub
The Globe Inn, Chichester, West Sussex

Best Cellar
The Hut in Uxbridge, Middlesex

Best Cask Beer Pub
Old Spot Inn in Dursley, Gloucestershire

Best Newcomer
Justin Brown from The Sun inn, in Dummer, Hampshire

Best Turnaround Pub
The Half Moon, Putney, London

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