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Droitwich watering hole crowned Worcestershire's pub of the year

Droitwich Editorial 22nd Mar, 2024   0

A WATERING-HOLE in Droitwich has been crowned Worcestershire’s pub of the year at the county’s tourism awards.

The Hadley Bowling Green in Hadley Heath came out on top at the Visit Worcestershire Tourism Awards, fending off tough competition from The Fox and Hounds at Lusley in Worcester, The Queen Elizabeth Inn in Pershore and Stirr Ups in Droitwich.

Alongside its award win, the Inn was also highly commended in the Small Serviced Accommodation of the Year Award.

Chris Masters, general manager, The Hadley Bowling Green Inn said: “We’re delighted to have won this prestigious award.

“Being named Pub of the Year pays testament to our team’s dedication and care. We work hard to give our guests the very best food, drink and hospitality possible and now it’s official…we’re the best in Worcestershire.”

The county’s tourism sector was celebrated on Friday, March 15 at a black-tie event at Ombersley Court.

Over 60 finalists were shortlisted by industry-expert judges, with 14 winners recognised for their excellence and contribution to the Worcestershire visitor economy.

Winners will now be put forward to the VisitEngland Awards of Excellence, in the hope of being named a national finalist after going through an additional judging process led by a VisitEngland panel.

Lorna Robinson, visitor economy manager for Visit Worcestershire said: “Friday was a huge celebration of Worcestershire’s tourism and hospitality sector.

“Every year I am blown away by our businesses passion, commitment and drive, showcased perfectly by all our finalists.”

The event also raised vital funds for local charity, St Richard’s Hospice, with a prize draw raffle filled with Worcestershire prizes.

Over £3,326 pounds was raised to support the work of St Richard’s in our local community ahead of their new summer art trail, Waddle of Worcester.

Entries for next year’s awards will be open April.

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