If you’re looking for the best pub in Warwickshire, according to the National Pub & Bar Awards you need to be heading to Shipston-on-Stour.
The George Townhouse in the heart of Shipston has been named the best pub in the county of Warwickshire as part of the 2022 National Pub & Bar Awards, making it one of 94 pubs to claim a County Winner title across the UK.
More than 500 British pubs entered the 2022 awards and each was judged on everything from interior design to outside space, customer service, menus and drinks lists.
Tristan O’Hana, editor of Pub & Bar magazine, which runs the National Pub & Bar Awards, said: “This is an industry that never stands still – the operators of the best pubs have to be at the top of their game 100% of the time.
“Our 94 County Winners are shining examples of that energy and creativity. They are what makes the pubs and bars of the UK so renowned. The team at the George Townhouse are to be congratulated.”
The George Townhouse is a Grade II listed building on the High Street in Shipston-on-Stour. It’s got recently-revamped interiors, with restored Georgian features. It offers a large, open bar with a wide range of cask ales, wines and specialty gin list, a 40-cover Pantry restaurant, the Carriage Room for private dining and the Garden Room overlooking a decked patio area.
If you want to stay overnight you can take advantage of boutique hotel-style accommodation in 15 beautifully refurbished en-suite bedrooms.
General manager Matthew Hiscoe said: “We are so excited to be named as the best pub in Warwickshire by the National Pub & Bar Awards 2022. We’ve worked hard to make the George the ‘go to’ pub locally, whether you want a quick drink, a leisurely meal or an overnight stay.”