The Hand & Flowers, Marlow, winner of the The Top 50 Gastropub 2012
"To be voted number one in the Top 50 gastropub awards 2012 was a tremendous achievement by the whole team at the Hand & Flowers and one which myself and my wife, Beth were blown away by and has given a massive boost to the staff moral and
helps create publicity and customer interests."
Tom Kerridge, chef/owner of the two Michelin-starred Hand & Flowers, Marlow, Buckinghamshire
The British Larder, Suffolk, winner of the Best Newcomer 2012
"Winning the Best Newcomer award is a great achievement for us. It gave us the confidence and boost that all new business owners need when they start out, that we are doing well and that we are creating good foundations for a sustainable business with hopefully a long path ahead. The publicity surrounding the award was phenomenal, both local and national which brought a lot of new custom from local and further afield. Winning the award has boosted staff moral and it brought extra quality staff to our doors. We get experienced and new starters knocking on our doors."
Madalene Bonvini-Hamel, chef/owner, British Larder, Suffolk