Tavistock's Cornish Arms named best pub in Devon in National Pub and Bar Awards

By Sam Hughes in Business

THE Cornish Arms in Tavistock has yet another string to its bow after being named as the best pub in Devon in the National Pub and Bar Awards 2017.

In total, 94 venues from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have been selected as the best in their county and will now make their way to the National Pub and Bar Awards grand final at BAFTA in London on Tuesday, May 23.

At the final, The Cornish Arms — along with the other 93 county winners — will be in the running to be named the best in their region and the overall national pub and bar of the year will also be announced.

Chef proprietor at The Cornish Arms John Hooker said: ‘It is a huge honour for our special pub in Tavistock to have been selected for such a prestigious award and to be ranked as one of the best in the country.

‘It is a credit to our hard working, dedicated team at the Cornish, who continue to drive the business forward and aim to exceed expectations every single day!’

The 2017 county winners were selected around multiple marks of quality, assessing every element that goes into making a hospitality experience truly excellent.

Tristan O’Hana, editor of Pub and Bar Magazine, said: ‘This is an industry that never stands still — the operators of the best pubs know that they have to be at the top of their game 100 per cent of the time.

‘Our 94 county winners are shining examples of that energy and creativity.

‘They are what makes the pubs and bars of the UK so renowned. Congratulations to all the finalists.’

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