Local pubs make finals of awards

THREE pubs from the Daventry area are among six shortlisted for a county award.

The finalists for the pub of bar restaurant of the year category of the Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards have been announced.

Locally The Olde Red Lion at Kislinbury, The Royal Oak @ Eydon, and The Saracen’s Head in Little Brington are shortlisted, along with the Hopping Hare in Duston, The Red Lion in Culworth, and The White Swan in Woodnewton.

The competition, devised by Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership, is now in its fourth year and is again aimed at celebrating all that is great about local produce and drink, recognising excellence within the county’s dining venues and rewarding those who work so hard within the culinary sector.

The finalists will now be ‘mystery shopped’ again by a panel of regional expert judges, and the public can have their say too by visiting the {http://www.letyourselfgrow.com/foodanddrinkawards|Food and Drink Awards|Northants Food and Drink Awards} website. Voting closes on Sunday, September 30.