A Delamere eaterie is listed in the top 50 gastropubs in the UK.

The Fishpool Inn is listed in the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs annual awards which celebrate the best in British pub cuisine and service.

The Top 50 Gastropub Awards are organised by The Publican and the list is compiled by top industry professionals, including food writers, top hospitality chefs and leading pub guide editors.

This accolade comes just two years after The Fishpool Inn won Best New UK Pub at the 2014 Publican Awards.

One of the dishes at The Fishpool Inn, Delamere

Group operations director Andrew Nelson said: “Everyone at The Fishpool Inn, and indeed our parent company Nelson Hotels, is absolutely ecstatic to have been listed as one of the top fifty gastropubs in the UK and recognised at such a prestigious industry awards ceremony.

“We are very proud to be one of only 20 per cent of those gastropubs listed located in the North of England, a figure we hope will grow in the coming years. Cheshire is such a beautiful part of the country and The Fishpool Inn, along with our award-winning sister pubs, are certainly setting the standards in superb cuisine, outstanding service and great atmosphere!”

Group executive chef Paul Prescott and head chef at The Fishpool Inn Craig Pierce joined Andrew at the awards ceremony, which was held at Hermitage Road Bar & Restaurant in Hitchin, Hertfordshire.