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The Crown, Southwold, Wins The Good Pub Guide’s Suffolk Dining Pub of the Year Award

By Emma Hibbert, also posted in News on

Good Pub Guide winnerCongratulations to all the team at The Crown for becoming the Good Pub Guide's Suffolk Dining Pub of the Year 2013. The Good Pub Guide is described as a national institution - a bible for pub-goers. The 2013 edition is published this week and this bestselling guide is divided into counties so you can easily find the best pubs wherever you may be. Every county has an annually updated shortlist of main entries which have all been fully inspected and carefully selected to warrant their place. And from this rigorous process one pub is picked as  Suffolk Dining Pub of the Year - this year it's The Crown Southwold! Good Pub Guide cover 2012Extract from The Good Pub Guide 2013: “This smart and civilised hotel is a favourite with so many of its customers, whether you're popping in for a pint and a chat or a light lunch or staying, you’ll be genuinely welcomed by the courteous and extremely efficient staff. Many of our readers are very fond of the cosy, oak-panelled back locals' bar which has a proper pubby atmosphere, Adnams Bitter, Broadside and a seasonal guest on handpump, wines by the glass from a splendid list and several hand-crafted spirits.” "People love eating out at pubs as opposed to restaurants because the atmosphere is more informal - and the food is just as good, if not better”, says Fiona Stapley, joint editor of The Good Pub Guide. "This year particularly, pub chefs have to offer not just imaginative dishes but those their customers feel are fair value too.” Judging criteria. "We have thousands of loyal readers who report to us all the time. They keep us in tune with how a pub is doing and we take their comments into serious consideration when choosing an award winning pub,” explains Fiona Stapley. "Although things are looking much brighter for pubs, it's extremely hard work for the landlords and landladies. An Award winning pubs has to be at the very top of their game to be chosen." To book your table at The Crown phone 01502 722275


Emma Hibbert