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Which Cheshire pub is in top five in UK according to BBC magazine?

BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards chose only five UK pubs to battle for pub of the year award

(Image: Bill Deering)

A pub in Burwardsley is a runner up in BBC Countryfile Magazine’s Pub Of the Year.

The Pheasant Inn was just pipped to the winning post by the Applecross Inn in Scotland in the awards, which celebrate the very best of the British countryside.

Experts, including John Craven and Chris Packham, were involved in the nomination process and the shortlist was compiled by editor of the Good Pub Guide Fiona Stapley and included only five pubs from around the UK.

Members of the public were invited to vote for their favourite pub.

Describing inn, the awards stated: “This peaceful pub in the Peckforton Hills enjoys magnificent panoramas across the plains and is a rambler’s paradise. Attractive old tables and chairs squat under heavy beams, while a huge fireplace, great food and drink, and comfortable rooms ensure all post-walk needs are met.”

Commenting on the pub’s success at the awards, the Pheasant Inn’s general manager Chris Duxbury said: “We were delighted to have been selected in our category by the BBC’s Countryfile Magazine and the Good Pub Guide. As the only pub listed for Cheshire and the Northwest, this was quite an accolade! We would like to thank all our customers and supporters who voted for us during the last few months!

To be named runner up in these prestigious national awards, as voted by our valued customers, is an incredible achievement for everyone involved in The Pheasant Inn’s ongoing success.”

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