The BLUEBELL in Henley in Arden has retained its title as the best dining venue in a top restaurant award - just a week after it was highly praised in one of the nation’s most influential food guides.
The timber-framed ‘boutique’ pub, one of the region’s most renowned restaurants, won ‘Best Dining Pub’ category in the Coventry & Warwickshire Food and Drink awards 2009 for the second year running.
Last week, it was praised for cracking quality food, infectious enthusiasm and swanky modern design in the prestigious Good Food Guide 2010.
Mystery judges who visited the stylish venue commended its use of locally sourced and homegrown produce and remarked on the “high standard of technical skill”.
They also applauded the front of house staff for their knowledge of the menu, produce provenance and confident ability.
Leigh Taylor, co owner of The Bluebell, said they were thrilled to have scooped the title again.
“The competition was particularly fierce this year. so this is even more of a testament to the dedication of our team who ensure our customers get an outstanding dining experience every time,” she said.
“We never rest on our laurels, as this award has proven. We are absolutely thrilled.”