Popular pub voted best in Warwickshire in prestigious UK awards

Nearly 100 pubs and bars across the country are gearing up to celebrate the Easter bank holiday in style after being named the best venue in their area. Those selected will be awarded a title and a pub in Warwickshire will be part of it.

The National Pub & Bar Awards named The George Townhouse in Shipston-on-Stour as the best pub in the county. The awards aim to give a place the recognition it deserves for its diversity, creativity and support to the UK economy.

The George Townhouse has hundreds of TripAdvisor reviews from guests praising the pub, staff and atmosphere. You also have the option of staying overnight as it is also a hotel.

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A guest said he had a wonderful meal for a family member’s birthday and had a fantastic night. Their TripAdvisor reviewer said: “Family celebration (70th birthday), eight of us had dinner and stayed the night. We had a fantastic time from start to finish, the staff are really pleasant and helpful, we were Greeted by Matt the General Manager.

“The restaurant was full, with a constant flow of food, our reservation was for 7pm. All three courses were superb, the food was really good quality and super tasty. Our servers Rob and Antonia were brilliant, no complaints about the service or live.

“In terms of accommodation, lovely rooms, comfy bed and a great night’s sleep, recently refurbished to a high standard. Highly recommend this venue. The whole team is on it and it’s the one of the most welcoming experiences we have had in a long time I live in London and will 100% be back.”

Another wrote: “Great food, service and atmosphere. A regular stop for lunch on the way back from the south coast. Delicious food and environment with friendly and enthusiastic staff. to visit.”

One visitor said the food was fabulous and the service was excellent too. They said: “We (five of us) went to the George for a birthday meal for our son who lives in town and suggested we eat there. The food was excellent, well cooked, very good presented and just above pub grub price It was by no means pub grub.

“It could easily have been in an upscale restaurant…highly priced. Excellent service from friendly staff who go out of their way to ensure you have a great time at The George.”

“We also came several times for a light lunch and found the same level of service and quality of food.
If you’re visiting Shipston or just passing through and looking for a break from a trip, try The George, you’ll be glad you did.

A Birmingham pub – Attic Brew Co. – also received an award (unfortunately none in Coventry). But, as we’re gearing up for a warm Easter weekend, it’s worth seeing the whole list if you’re planning on traveling.

Here are the 94 awarded pubs and bars:

East Midlands
Derbyshire – The Cock Inn, Mugginton
Leicestershire – Knight and Garter
Northamptonshire – The Red Lion, Cranford
Nottinghamshire – The Radcliffe
Rutland – The Olive Branch

east of england
Essex – Galvin Green Man
Bedfordshire – The Crown, Henlow
Cambridgeshire – The Three Hills
Hertfordshire – The Silver Cup
Norfolk – The Dabbling Duck
Suffolk – The Freston boot

City of London – The Oyster Shed
Greater London – Blue Boar Pub

Durham – The Kingslodge Inn
Northumberland – The Craster Arms
Tyne and Wear – Three Mile

North West
Cheshire – The Church Inn, Mobberley
Cumbria – The Black Bull, Sedbergh
Greater Manchester – Flight Club
Lancashire – Bowland Brewery
Merseyside – Roxy Ballroom, Rainford Square

North Ireland
Antrim – The speckled hen
Armagh – Courthouse Bar
Down – Dundrum’s Inn
Fermanagh – Crowe’s Nest
Derry – Grandma Annie
Tyrone – Tomney’s

North West Scotland
Highland – The Plockton Hotel
Stirling – The Torbrex Inn
Argyll and Bute – Macgochans Pub & Kitchen
Western Isles – Polochar Inn

North East Scotland
Fife – Vic St Andrews
Aberdeenshire – The Boat Inn, Aboyne
City of Aberdeen – BrewDog Aberdeen
City of Dundee – 3 Session Street
Perth and Kinross – The Pitcairngreen Inn
Angus – Drovers Inn
Moray – The Mash Tun
Clackmannanshire – The Bobbing John
Shetland Islands – Fjara Cafe Bar
Orkney Islands – The Ferry Inn

South East Scotland
City of Edinburgh – Malones Edinburgh
West Lothian – necklace
Falkirk – Good mood
Scottish Borders – Traquair Arms
East Lothian – The Badger Bonnie
Midlothian – The Paper Mill

South West Scotland
City of Glasgow – The Ubiquitous Chip Upstairs Bar
North Lanarkshire – Electric Bar
South Lanarkshire – The Old Oak Inn
Renfrewshire-Fox and Hounds Houston
Dumfries and Galloway – The Steamboat Inn
North Ayrshire – The Waterfront Hotel
East Ayrshire – The Weston
South Ayrshire – Souter’s Inn
East Dunbartonshire – The Stables
East Renfrewshire – The Cartvale
West Dunbartonshire – Great Scottish Bar, Cameron House
Inverclyde – Nicolson’s Bar & Kitchen

South East
Berkshire – The Hartley Arms
Buckinghamshire – Nag’s Head
East Sussex – The Joker
Hampshire – The Cricketers Inn, Curdridge
Isle of Wight – The Taverners
Kent – The Tiger Inn
West Sussex – The Angel Inn, Petworth
Oxfordshire – The Horseshoes
Surrey – Cricketers on the green, Pirbright

South West
Bristol – The Ostrich
Cornwall – Revenge of the Fox
Devon – The Thatched Roof Tavern
Dorset – The flag coat of arms
Gloucestershire – The Frog Mill
Somerset – The Old King’s Head, Worle
Wiltshire – The Bradley Hare

Gwent – The Greyhound Inn and Hotel, Llantrisant
South Glamorgan – The Botanist, Cardiff
Mid Glamorgan – The Old House 1147
Hotel West Glamorgan – Britannia Hostel
Dyfed – The Stackpole Inn
Powys – The Sun Hotel
Gwynedd – Inn of the Golden Fleece
Clwyd – The West Arms Country Inn

West Midlands
Herefordshire – The Riverside at Aymestrey
Shropshire – The Boathouse Inn
Staffordshire – Fitzherbert Arms
Warwickshire – George’s Townhouse
West Midlands – Attic Brew Co.
Worcestershire – The Flyford

Yorkshire and the Humber
East Riding of Yorkshire – Hearth, Beverley
North Yorkshire – The Punch Bowl, Marton-cum-Grafton
South Yorkshire – Public
West Yorkshire – The Maven
Lincolnshire – The Crossed Keys Inn

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