The parent company of two Brancaster Staithe pub and hotel businesses has won a prestigious national award for the second year running.
Anglian Country Inns won the Best Food Offer category at the Publican Awards 2014, a title it has retained for a second consecutive year.
Managing directory of ACI, James Nye, collected the award when he attended the presentations last week at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, at an event hosted by comedian John Bishop,
The Publican Awards are recognised as the biggest in the pub industry and celebrate the achievements of leading pub companies in a range of categories. The Best Food Offer is awarded to a company delivering a successful food offer across their estate with food a key part of the company’s total sales.
A tough judging process includes site visits, mystery dining and interviews with industry leaders.
Mr Nye said: “I am absolutely thrilled to have won the award again. It is a really tight category and to be recognised as the best in the industry for the second year running means a huge amount to me but more importantly reflects the massive effort and commitment that every single member of our team has put in this year. They are the most important part of what we do.”
In Brancaster Staithe the company owns The White Horse coastal inn and The Jolly Sailors pub plus the Brancaster Brewery. It also owns The Fox, a pub and fine dining restaurant in Willian, Hertfordshire; Hermitage Road bar and restaurant in Hitchin; and Water Lane bar and restaurant in Bishops Stortford.