The Fishpool Inn, Delamere has been crowned as ‘Best Pub’ at an awards ceremony which honours excellence across Cheshire’s hospitality businesses.

Now in its 18th year, the annual Taste Cheshire Awards invites the public across Cheshire to nominate their favourite place to eat, drink and buy the very best produce the county has to offer.  This year over 44,000 votes were cast, smashing last year’s figure of 30,000 votes. The final 4 nominations across the 14 categories are then mystery dined or shopped by industry experts to award Gold, Silver and Bronze.

Taste Cheshire General Manager, Lisa Edwards says, “These awards are a benchmark of quality right across Cheshire. They have been in existence for 18 years and the popularity amongst voters gets stronger and stronger. The eating and drinking scene across the county is so vibrant right now and we believe these awards show the incredibly high standard on offer and are a driver for the county to continue to excel as The County of Food and Drink. No other county has an awards voted for by so many people and Cheshire is fast becoming the hospitality county of the UK. We at Taste Cheshire are proud to be able to shout about our venues and to honour those at the pinnacle of their profession.”

The 2017 winners were crowned at a glittering dinner on Wednesday 19th April which was held at the Pavilion at Chester Racecourse. Over 300 of the industries finest representatives in Cheshire attended all hoping to receive one of the prestigious awards.

Lisa Edwards continues by saying, “This was an incredible array of Cheshire talent and we are proud to be promoting the true “Taste of Cheshire” through these industry important awards.”

Anticipation was quickly transformed into celebration for The Fishpool Inn as they were awarded the top notch Gold Award for ‘Best Pub’.

This bustling gastro inn has continued to grow from strength to strength since re-opening in February 2013 following a multi-million pound refurbishment.  Nelson Hotels operations director, Andrew Nelson, comments: “We are absolutely thrilled to have won this superbly prestigious award. The Taste Cheshire Awards has a fabulous standing within our industry so to be recognised like this is an amazing accolade for all the hard work and effort we have put in to make The Fishpool Inn what it is today.  We strive to deliver a first-class experience for every customer by providing an exceptional food offering that is delivered with genuine warmth and hospitality in comfortable and characterful surroundings. To have this recognised in the form of another highly regarded award is fantastic indeed.  It also acknowledges for us and for our customers that The Fishpool Inn is a pub of the very highest standard. Thanks to the entire team whose hard work has contributed to our success”.

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