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Dining Pub of the Year winner at the Derbyshire Food and Drink Awards 2015

PUBLISHED: 09:00 19 November 2015 | UPDATED: 15:12 15 December 2015

Judge Alan Hill with Dining Pub of the Year award winners The Old Hall Inn, Whitehough

Judge Alan Hill with Dining Pub of the Year award winners The Old Hall Inn, Whitehough

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Derbyshire has such a wide range of excellent pubs and our judges have stressed that this highly-competitive category was a particularly difficult one to judge.

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Winner: The Old Hall Inn, Whitehough

The judges praised the winner for: ‘Its family friendly atmosphere, comfortable surroundings, great range of beers and reliably good standard of food’. They also gave special mention to the venue’s Raclette Room – a private dining room where food is cooked in front of your eyes, highlighting how the venue continues to push the boundaries.

Highly commended: The Barrel Inn, Bretton

The judges have chosen to give their Highly Commended award to a traditional country inn with a unique character. Laying claim to being the highest pub in Derbyshire, it is surrounded by breathtaking views of the Peak District, and is renowned for its fresh and hearty home-cooked food. It’s The Barrel Inn at Bretton.

The shortlisted businesses were:

• The White Lion, Great Longstone

• The Dragon, Willington

• Saracen’s Head, Shirley

• The George, Alstonefield

• The Royal Oak, Hurdlow

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