The Fox at Willian

The Fox at Willian Scoops National Award - Top 50 Gastro Pub 2015

It’s celebrations all round at The Fox at Willian which has been named as one of the Top 50 Gastro Pubs in the UK in The Publican’s Morning Advertiser ‘Budweiser Budvar Awards 2015’.

The Awards ceremony was held on Monday 26h January at hermitage rd bar and restaurantfor the second year running, one of ACI’s own establishments. Guests enjoyed a networking reception and a gourmet lunch with paired wine, which was cooked by the head chefs from each of ACIs six establishments. The awards were presented by Tom Kerridge two Michelin-starred chef and three times Top 50 Gastro Pub winner. There were over 150 gastro pub owners in attendance and Budweiser Budvar sponsored the event.

Said John Anderson General Manager at The Fox, ‘this is the icing on the cake and a fantastic compliment to the team. The Fox is growing from strength and we now feel we are up there alongside the top establishments in the UK. There’s no stopping us now and this award sits nicely alongside a string of other national awards we have received recently - Winner GASTRO PUB OF THE YEAR The Food Awards England & Wales 2014 and Best Food Offer the Publican Awards 2013 & 2014.

James Nye, Managing Director ACInns said, ‘It is a huge accolade and an immense honour to receive this recognition which is obviously the hospitality industry’s choice. The team at The Fox is to be congratulated; it is due to their passion, hard work and commitment that have won this amazing recognition.

Jo Bruce, Managing Editor of the Publican’s Morning Advertiser, said, ‘Congratulations to the Fox on being named one of the best Gastro Pubs in Britain and being voted into the prestigious Top 50 Gastro Pub list. It is a fantastic pub with a brilliant food and drink offer and exciting range of regular events. Pubs making it in to the top 50 are voted for by a range of experts including food writers, top chefs, pub guide editors and pubco and restaurant bosses, with over 2,000 votes cast. They are the cream of the crop.’

The Gastro Pub Awards are run in association with Budweiser Budvar as headline partner. Ian Moss, Marketing Manager, Budweiser Budvar UK says ‘Great beers deserve great food and that¹s why Budvar are delighted to sponsor this spectacular hunt to find the UK's best Gastro Pubs.’

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27 Jan 2015