Described as “delivering everything that one could wish from a country dining pub”, The Queens Arms in Corton Denham has been awarded Gold in the Dining Pub category at the Taste of the West Hospitality & Retail Awards 2016. Up against some of the most celebrated restaurants in the South West, The Queens Arms was commended for its commitment to local sourcing, cheerful atmosphere and keen, well-briefed staff.
The judges lavished praise upon a menu that measures its food in metres, not miles, saying “The pub is absolutely on message about local sourcing”, making particular note of an “entertaining and interesting map showing local suppliers.” Menu choices were described as “superlative examples of their type, with excellently chosen and prepared accompaniments”, while special mention was also given to the pub’s beautiful location, perfectly positioned for “a pre or post lunch walk to counteract the calories that the menu tempted them to ingest.”
Jeanette Reid, co-owner of The Queens Arms, commented; “Local sourcing is at the heart of everything we do, so it’s very rewarding for the team to have this recognised in an awards scheme so concerned with provenance and quality. We were delighted by the judges’ comments and take particular pride in their eagerness to return and bring their friends – we’ll try to make sure that the chocolate fondant is on the menu that day!”