Bowgie Inn is a Great British Pub

Sally Pickles

Two Cornish pubs have been named among the best in Britain.

This year’s Great British Pub Awards celebrated establishments which adapted their businesses through the pandemic as “community champions”. The Bowgie Inn won the ‘Staff Welfare’ category, while The Golden Lion in Redruth won the ‘Front Line Support ‘category.

Bowgie Inn owner, Sally Pickles, said: “I am completely overwhelmed that we have been recognised at a national level, especially this year when it’s even more poignant.

“When the lockdown first began, it became our mission to be a beacon of positivity and do all we could to support people during such challenging times. At a time when we were forced to close, we wanted to continue our position as a pub that’s at the heart of the community, even though we couldn’t welcome customers to be here.”