Monday, November 21, 2011

Best Pub 2011

Following months of diligent research and hours of deliberation, mentally reliving pints, pies, and barmaids, the judging panel (Kath and I) have come to a decision.  Despite some worthy competition this year there could only be one winner of the Herbie Award for Best Pub 2011 and it is . . .  (annoying ten second pause like they have on Masterchef etc.)

The Greyhound at Hawkesbury Junction
(just north of Coventry)

Whether you sit inside or out, there is plenty of atmosphere and plenty of interest to look at.  Next time we go there I’ll try to photograph the inside, which is comfortable and characterful, albeit fairly densely populated! They have really well kept proper beer, including local ales and the menu is considerably more ambitious than the normal now all too familiar pub menu, and the staff seem to enjoy serving you.

Well done them.
I think it might be time next to consider a favourite pint of the year.  We have worked especially hard on researching that.

1 comment:

Brian and Diana on NB Harnser http://nbharnser.blogspot.com said...

I think you are 100% with the Greyhound. I went there a couple of years ago, didn't book but turned up with wife, my son and his wife plus two small boys, so we were quite early.
All tables were booked but then one of the waiters said if we could be out by 8 pm we could have one of the booked tables.
We all had a first class meal, the pub had a double cover on the table and lots more satisfied customers