Pandora Inn crowned best pub


The Pandora Inn at Restronguet Creek has won Gold at the 2013/14 South West Tourism Awards for the second year running.

Pandora Tourism Awards
L-R: Rick Turner, director of award sponsor Purple Cloud Consultancy, Sally Shalam, award presenter, Steve Bellman, landlord, Catherine and Lester Croft, managers, Tom Milby, head chef and John Poole, joint 2nd chef.

The pub was shortlisted for the award after winning Pub of the Year at the Cornwall Tourism Awards in December.

Head chef Tom Milby has worked with managers Catherine and Lester Croft and landlords John Milan and Steve Bellman to develop the pub’s reputation for food which makes the most of the fresh local produce available on its doorstep.

Landlord Steve Bellman said: “I am absolutely delighted that the Pandora has done the double once again, winning Gold at both the Cornwall and South West Tourism Awards. It’s a great honour for the pub, and a well-deserved reward for Catherine, Lester, Tom and all the team who have put so much effort into making it a success.”

The Tourism Pub of the Year Award is given to pubs which have made a significant contribution to the tourism industry, with a pub experience that incorporates a wide range of beers, guest beers or real ale; wines and other beverages and quality, locally produced food.

Winners also must be able to demonstrate their contribution to the long term sustainability of the local community in which they live and run their business.