THE George Inn has been named 2024 Pub of the Year at this year’s National Pub and Bar Awards. 

Butcombe Pubs and Inns' historic 14th century site located in Norton St. Phillip won the award at the ceremony in London last week. 

(Butcombe awarded Pub of the Year)

The National Pub and Bar Awards acknowledge excellence in hospitality, evaluating customer service, design, style, marketing, and investment. Judges commended the venue's clean setting and the high-quality food and drink available across all menus.

Linda Johnson, general manager, The George Inn, said: “This is absolutely amazing. I’m so proud and so emotional. I'm just so passionate about my team, the company that supports us, and obviously The George Inn and what we’re all about.

“With our Senior Sous Chef, Aimie Harley, recently being voted Pub Chef of the Year at the prestigious Salon Culinaire awards this really caps off what has been an amazing few months for The George Inn and all the team.”

Alice Bowyer, director of food at Butcombe Pubs Inns, said: “These guys really deserve it.  It is the combination of the setting, the history of the building, the investment that we have put into the business and, most importantly, the team and family culture they've created there.”