4th April 2011
Hook Norton tenants race to golden success.
Hook Norton a local brewer and employer with
a national reputation - has rewarded its most outstanding tenants
at a celebration day held at Stratford Race Course on 1 April
The Hooky Gold Awards raise standards across the companys
pubs, which are run as independent businesses by tenant licensees.
The programme of awards is part of Hook Nortons programme
of continuing excellence, which provides ongoing business support
for its tenants.
The Hooky Gold Awards categories include: Pub of the Year Award
2010, Best Kept Cellar, Pub with Best Exterior, Best Website, Charity
Fundraising Pub of the Year, Best Beer and Food Pairing, Best New
Licensee and Highest Scoring Cask Marque Pub.
Hook Norton Managing Director James Clarke said: As a family
brewer, it is important we support the independent businesses running
our pubs, which between them generate hundreds of jobs across the
The Hooky Gold Awards recognise the high standards and commitment
our tenants have, and helps them ensure their customers are happy
Hooky Gold Award winners:
Pub of the Year Award 2010
Winner: Kings Head, Napton, Roger Constable & Julie Smith
Best Kept Cellar
Winner: Eagle Tavern, Witney, Ian Payne & Annette Hegerty.
Highly Commended: Ye Olde Reine Deer Inn, Tony and Dorothy Puddifoot
and Gate Inn, Brailes, Peter and Cathy Wixey
Pub with Best Exterior
Winner: Ye Olde Reine Deer Inn, Tony & Dorothy Puddifoot.
Highly Commended: Elephant & Castle, Bloxham, Simon Finch and
Bell Inn, Adderbury, John and Trisha Bellinger
Winner: Great Western Arms, Blockley, Sharon Brace
Charity Fundraising Pub of the Year
Winner: Bell Inn, Great Bourton, Frank and Freya Adams.
Highly Commended: Hare and Hounds, Wardington, Carol Wixey and Jamie
Murray and Bell Inn, Adderbury, John and Trisha Bellinger
Best Beer and Food Pairing
Winner: Great Western Arms, Blockley, Sharon Brace.
Highly Commended: The Sun, Hook Norton, Mike Howe and Amber Wheatley
and Red Lion, Steeple Aston, Melvin and Sarah Phipps
Best New Licensee
Winner: White Swan, Wigginton, Kirsty Riddell & Philip Kingston
Highest Scoring Cask Marque Pub
Winner: The Bell Inn, Adderbury, John & Trisha Bellinger.
Highly Commended: Kings Head, Napton, Roger Constable and Julie
Smith, Ye Olde Reine Deer Inn, Tony and Dorothy Puddifoot.
Source: Hook Norton Brewery