I am excited to announce that The Purefoy Arms has been named a finalist in not one, but two, categories at the prestigious Great British Pub Awards 2019 – for ‘Best Food’ and ‘Best Chef’. Known as “the Oscars of the pub industry,” The Great British Pub Awards is run by leading trade magazine the Morning Advertiser. The annual awards are the stand-out event for pub operators throughout the country, attracting hundreds of entries each year. Gordon says: This is the best news and we couldn’t be happier to be a finalist in both categories. The whole team works so hard to create something that’s unique to The Purefoy Arms with exciting, inventive twists on classic British dishes using the finest ingredients, many of which are sourced from small, local suppliers. “With pubs closing at an alarming rate of one every 12 hours, it’s more important than ever for us to stand out. It’s tough times for many publicans so you need to be dynamic and ready to change or try new things to meet the demand of discerning customers.” The winners will be announced at a lavish ceremony at London’s Royal Lancaster Hotel on September 5th2019. Wish us luck!