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Hampshire Hospitality Awards go to Local Andover Pubs & Restaurants

From breathtaking burgers to sensational steaks, Test Valley’s eateries offer sensational service and fabulous food in some of the most stunning locations in the country. And that’s official!

Winners of the prestigious Hampshire Hospitality Awards 2014 have been announced, with 10 of the top pubs and restaurants located in the borough. The awards aim to highlight the best places to eat in the county and are funded by Test Valley Borough Council and Hampshire County Council.

Local eateries were judged in secret by Peter Birnie, who has more than 30 years’ experience in the hospitality and restaurant industry, including six years as chief inspector for AA restaurants and hotel guides. The winners will receive a certificate and window sticker, and the Local Produce Award winners will be invited to attend a special event at Leckford Farm organised by Hampshire Fare.

Peter Birnie said: “In Test Valley the quality of restaurants and inns for all budgets remains as high as ever. It is also really great to see the increasing commitment to using local produce.”

Councillor Peter Giddings, Economic Portfolio Holder, said: “Test Valley has a wealth of fantastic places to eat and the Hampshire Hospitality Awards reflect that. The awards are a great way to raise the profile of local eateries and I would like to congratulate all those recognised for their excellent food and service. Particularly well done to The Three Tuns, Romsey, which picked up the Local Produce Award and The White Horse Hotel and Brasserie also in Romsey, which received the Superior Quality Assured Award.”

Sarah Bingham from The White Horse, said:  “We entered the awards as we are one of Hampshire’s leading hotels and are committed to raising awareness of the use of Hampshire produce and sustainability.”

This year’s winners are:

• The Bear and Ragged Staff, Timsbury

• Chilworth Manor Hotel, Chilworth

• The George Inn, Vernham Dean

• Keats Restaurant, Ampfield

• The Plough Inn, Longparish

• Restaurant 54, Ampfield

• The Three Tuns, Romsey

• The White Horse, Thruxton

• The White Horse Hotel and Brasserie, Romsey

• Wyke Down, Andover Down

More information about the borough’s winners can be found in the recently published Test Valley Visitor Guide 2014, available at: www.testvalley.gov.uk/visitorguide.