Walkers’ & Cyclists’ Pub Award 2015 winners
The winner for the Central Chilterns is the Polecat Inn, Prestwood and for the Northern area The Valiant Trooper, Aldbury. We also decided to award a Highly Commended certificate to the Red Lion, Dagnall where the proprietors have worked wonders in turning around a struggling village pub.
Judging was based on criteria suggested to us by voters who outlined which important features were essential to a great pub. These included: warm welcome and pleasant staff, efficient service with a smile, good value food, enjoyable menu selection, good range of beer and wine including some local ales, pleasant surroundings, good atmosphere, attractive garden, open fire in winter, dog friendly.
Our winners were the pubs achieving the highest scores against these criteria with the judges reporting that they were very pleased to discover such impressive standards of hospitality in Chiltern pubs. Hearty congratulations to our four winners!