- Stephensons catering equipment suppliers sponsored the Dining Pub of the Year Award
- Award ceremony at Midland Hotel, Manchester
- 3 excellent nominations: The Alvanley Arms (Cotebrook), The Dog (Over Peover) and, the winner, The Fox & Hounds (Sproston)
- Special thanks to Cheshire Life and Lancashire Life for organising another superb event
For the 5th consecutive year, Stephensons sponsored the Cheshire Life Food and Drink Awards with our own category, Dining Pub of the Year. Established in 1868, we have a rich history of providing catering equipment to Cheshire’s pubs and our sponsorship of the Dining Pub of the Year is strongly influenced by our heritage and passion for the pub industry.
The shortlist for the Dining Pub of the Year consisted of 3 superb nominations: The Alvanley Arms, The Dog and The Fox & Hounds.
All 3 pubs serve exceptional food and each would have been a worthy winner of the award.
The Alvanley Arms is a characterful 400 year old coaching inn in the heart of the Cheshire countryside. You can always be sure of a warm welcome and excellent food at this Cotebrook-based inn where pub classics are served alongside seafood and grill menus.
The Dog sits in the bosom of Over Peover and provides a friendly haven for locals and visitors alike. With a traditional Sunday roast to put a smile on anyone’s face, The Dog features classic pub food and seasonal specials prepared fresh from their kitchen every day.
Finally, the Dining Pub of the Year Winner, The Fox & Hounds have a strong emphasis on local ingredients. With close attention paid to quality produce, this pub serves locally sourced steak, sustainable seafood from West Coast Fisheries and even ice cream from a nearby manufacturer for an authentic Cheshire experience.