Cornish inn named Pub of the Year

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The Peterville Inn in St Agnes was last night crowned Pub of the Year at the annual VisitEngland awards.

The announcements marked the conclusion of the 2023/24 awards cycle which started in 2023 when businesses from across the country entered their local tourism awards.

The national winners were announced at a glittering event in Liverpool’s Titanic Hotel with categories ranging from Attractions, Pubs and Self Catering businesses to B and Bs, Small Hotel and New Tourism Business.

While The Peterville Inn took Gold in the pub category, My Cottages in St Ives won Silver for Self Catering and The Pig at Harlyn Bay took Bronze in the Small Hotel of the Year category.

Robin Barker from South West awards organisers Services for Tourism, commented: “It was a delight to share in the success of an astounding group of tourism businesses. Their commitment to excellence, sustainability, accessibility and customer service is a testament to their whole teams, whether managers, front of house staff, cleaners or volunteers.”

The 2023/24 awards are currently open for entry with a deadline of June 23. South west businesses are encouraged to enter in their county schemes, with the chance of going on to national success.