The Good Pub Guide’s Lincolnshire Dining Pub of the Year 2015 is to be found in Hough-on-the-Hill.
The Brownlow Arms on Grantham Road has been awarded the title following a visit by anonymous inspectors, and therefore came as a complete surprise to landlord and lady Paul and Lorraine Willoughby.
The couple said: “We are very proud and honoured to have received the Good Pub Guide, Lincolnshire Dining Pub of the Year which is a great accolade to our young but extremely talented chefs Ruaraidh Bealby and Lizzie Goodwin, both of whom work very hard to ensure a great standard of food using as much locally sourced produce as possible.
“We provide an A la Carte menu but also offer seasonal specials which are changed daily to showcase their talents further and to ensure a wide choice of menu to our customers.”
It is not the first award won by the Brownlow Arms since Paul and Lorraine took over the pub in 1979, with the quality of its food also recognised with an AA Rosette Award for culinary excellence and by being named Lincolnshire Pride Restaurant of the Year 2014.
Lorraine added: “We hope this award extends our reputation still further and we hope to welcome new customers as well as continuing to provide an exceptional service to our loyal customers.”