A recently refurbished pub in Cheshire has been crowned Best New Pub in the UK at the 2014 Publican Awards held at Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 25 March.
The Fishpool Inn, Delamere – owned and operated by Nelson Hotels – opened in February 2013 following a comprehensive £2million refurbishment. After a thirteen month long restoration of the 17th century historic building, The Fishpool Inn is now one of Cheshire’s finest family gastro pubs with a stunning and quirky interior design, a menu featuring traditional home comforts, both modern British and European, and a bar offering eclectic wines and a variety of real ales from local breweries.
The Publican Awards judging process was rigorous with meticulous attention being paid to how the site was redeveloped, the efficacy of design and space, the marketing and promotion, the quality of the food and drink as well as the overall success of the venture.
Editor of the Publican’s Morning Advertiser, Rob Willock said “Nelson Hotels really impressed the judges with their detailed approach to the refurbishment and how they marketed the venue pre-launch. It is a lesson in how to successfully transform a faded roadside pub into a unique and thriving family gastro pub. A very worthy winner.”
Andrew Nelson, Operations Director of Nelson Hotels commented “the core values behind The Fishpool Inn, as with all the properties in our group, is to provide a comfortable and characterful setting and an exceptional food offering that is delivered with genuine warmth and hospitality. This is our commitment and we are delighted that it has been recognised by the judges.”
The Fishpool Inn conquered some significant competition to win this accolade. Andrew Nelson continues “to be judged on a national platform against some weighty competitors by industry experts and then proceed to win means a great deal to everyone involved - from the very beginning of the refurbishment to where The Fishpool Inn is now.”
Group Executive Chef Paul Prescott comments “This award is testament to how well we work as a team. The kitchen brigade, led by Mark Brooks and Rob Price, rely very much on switched-on front of house staff and vice versa. We are so fortunate to have a team that demonstrates total dedication to their job and to giving first rate customer service.”
For further information, please visit www.thefishpoolinn.co.uk or call 01606 883277.
The Fishpool Inn is privately owned and operated by Nelson (Northwest) Hotels Ltd, a family owned collection of individual hotels and inns in Cheshire. www.nelson-hotels.co.uk
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