The Compasses Inn wins Best Food Pub at the Great British Pub Awards

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Great British Pub Awards 2017 The Compasses Best Food

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The Compasses Inn in Canterbury, Kent, was named Food Pub of the Year 2017 at the John Smith’s Great British Pub Awards, hosted by BigHospitality’s sister title The Morning Advertiser last night (7 September).

Chef Rob Taylor and his wife Donna took over the pub in 2012 and describe it as a ‘muddy wellies and fine food kind of place’.

Over the past few years the team have won plaudits for their modern British cooking, with The Guardian’s​ Marina O’Loughlin​ describing the food as ‘warming, like a hug’.

Rob was named Gastropub Chef of the Year at the Top 50 Gastropubs earlier this year and the The Compasses was also ranked 17th​ overall in the UK.

Last night’s event also saw socially conscious pub The Eagle and Child in Ramsbotton named overall Great British Pub of the Year.

The Lancashire-based business gives career opportunities to disadvantaged young people and those with disabilities.

“These awards are the best in the industry and the judging process the most rigorous, I’d like to pay tribute to all our finalist and winners on the night, you’re all a credit to the pub trade,” says Ed Bedington, editor of the Morning Advertiser.

To see the full list of winners click here.

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