Pickwick officially ‘Best Pub in Cornwall’
The locals have known it for years, but now it’s official; The Pickwick Inn has been crowned ‘The Best Pub in Cornwall’ in the National Pub and Bar Awards 2019!!
Now we will have to wait until mid-May when we’ll head to a glitzy London ceremony to find out if we can go on to become regional winners or even bag ‘Best UK Pub’ in the competition run by Pub and Bar Magazine.
Nestled in seven acres of rolling Cornish countryside in an AONB, The Pickwick is a family-run free house with incredible views over the Camel Estuary, Padstow and Rock and across the Atlantic. Despite being ‘off-the-beaten-track’ the Pickwick’s reputation for excellent, locally-sourced food and drink has kept customers coming back for nearly 40 years.
Landlords Eddie and Jenny Stanton are amongst the longest-serving publicans in Cornwall with the family now in its 4th generation at the pub; Eddie explains why this accolade means so much:
“…this industry is increasingly challenging and so fast-moving these days; this award is testament to our incredible team, headed up by Sue Hammett who go above and beyond and are constantly adapting to give the absolute best experience for our customers, we are all extremely proud that the years of hard work from the team have been worth it”.
In recent years the pub has seen a £1 million investment with the creation of a 100-seater open-kitchen, sea-view restaurant and nine luxury rooms which all share the amazing vista.
With the results announced in a few weeks, we will have to wait to find out if the ‘Best Pub in Cornwall’ is also the ‘Best in the UK’. Partner Natalie Moore says this is great news for the whole area:
“…It’s not just The Pickwick who’ll benefit from this award, the ripple effect will be beneficial for lots of the fantastic local businesses in the area, whether that’s campsites, accommodation providers or shops. Fingers crossed we can bring the regional or National prize back to Cornwall in May!”.
The award ceremony will be held at BAFTA, Piccadilly, Central London on 22nd May. Wish us luck!