A CHESHIRE pub has crushed levels of competition from two,500 boozers all around the Uk to be named Greatest Food items Pub and it’s only a quick drive absent.

The get is the third commendation for The Faulkner, in Hoole near Chester, in the very last 12 months, with the pub also winning a Silver Award in the Style Cheshire Food items & Drink Awards and scooping very commended for Cheshire Life’s Eating Pub of the Calendar year Award.

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Licensees Darren and Kelly Lea at the pub with chef Andrew Jones.

The Faulkner’s foodstuff was marked from stringent criteria from its high quality and presentation to workers information and support and arrived out on best in every single area.

The judges, of the awards run by Heineken-owned Star Pubs & Bars, explained their go to as a “great eating experience: the menu is attention-grabbing but appeals to all, the foodstuff is cafe-high quality at pub prices and the workers are warm and welcoming.”

The Faulkner was singled out for employing domestically-sourced elements from named suppliers and for creating almost everything – bar the bread, chips and pâté – from scratch.

In addition, the judges praised the pub for its regularly shifting menu and seasonal generate, which guarantee there is generally some thing new for regulars to try out.

As nicely as presenting à la carte specials, The Faulkner has well-known home-manufactured pizza and burger evenings and runs frequent tasting evenings featuring cuisine from all around the globe.

The Faulkner is run by chef licensee, Darren Lea, and his wife Kelly, who took it in excess of in 2011.

Considering that then, the pair have reworked its fortunes, investing £100,000 in refurbishments and putting it on the map as a best gastro pub and a a great deal-loved local community regional.

Their staff of 35 incorporates 8 kitchen workers. Chef Andrew Jones started out out with the Leas and makes the menus with Darren.

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The Faulkner licensees Darren and Kelly Lea.

Darren, who grew up near Chester, knew from the age of 8 he desired to have a pub and has worked in the marketplace for the very last 30 many years.

Darren reported: “Hoole is a excellent spot and The Faulkner is at the coronary heart of it we sense incredibly fortuitous to have such a attractive pub. It is our eighth anniversary below this thirty day period, so this award would make it a double celebration. It is wonderful to have this recognition – we could not have carried out it without our committed workers and Cheshire’s outstanding suppliers and foodstuff producers.”

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Lawson Mountstevens, managing director of Star Pubs & Bars, extra: “Darren and Kelly set their all into The Faulkner.

“They are passionate about giving their prospects remarkable foodstuff and drink and introducing them to the most recent developments. The typical of pub foodstuff has under no circumstances been better but The Faulkner stands out. Whether or not you’re after a light-weight lunch or a particular celebration dinner, you’re in for a actual deal with at The Faulkner.”

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The Leas get their award from Joel Dommett.

The Leas had been introduced with their award by actor, comic and presenter Joel Dommett, host of the Masked Singer, at a gala ceremony at the five-star Luton Hoo Lodge in Bedfordshire.