Gastro Pub of the year goes to The Purefoy Arms
The Purefoy Arms in Preston Candover, Hampshire, has been awarded ‘Gastro Pub of the Year’ at the Food Awards England 2018, less than six months after opening under new chef patron Gordon Stott.
The award is the latest in a string of high-profile accolades received by the 27-year-old including the coveted Craft Guild of Chef’s ‘Pub Chef of the Year 2017’, also known as the ‘chef’s Oscars’. Gordon opened The Purefoy Arms in June this year and quickly attracted interest from across the country, receiving rave reviews from the Daily Telegraph, The Sun, Olive Magazine and North Hampshire Living among others.
The fifth annual Food Awards England took place in Manchester on October 15th with the aim of recognising the success of local professionals and establishments. The Purefoy Arms was chosen by members of the public to receive the coveted title of Gastro Pub of the Year.
Gordon is delighted to have received the national award just months after opening, he comments: “We’ve been so fortunate to receive fantastic support from the local community, some of whom have been dining with me for the past seven years. It’s encouraging to know that people are enjoying their experience with us, from the food to the ambience, and all the personal touches we take real pride in providing. Thanks to everyone who voted for us, it really means a lot.”
The Purefoy Arms in Preston Candover is open Tuesday to Saturday for lunch and dinner, and Sunday for lunch. The regularly changing menu focuses on creative seasonal dishes from local suppliers, and includes a special six-course tasting menu catering for all dietary requirements including vegan. Behind the bar homemade Purefoy Arms’ jam, chutney, vinegar, truffles and shortbread are also available to buy.