Despite England’s unsuccessful turn in this years’ world cup, in the wine world British wines are on top form. For the second year in a row the Mill Race has been announced the winner of the West Midland’s and Wales region for the esteemed national Morning Advertiser’s Great British Pub Awards, in the Best Wine Pub category.

As one of the 6 finalists, the Mill Race will now go head to head with the country’s other 5 best wine pubs in an effort to secure title as the overall national champion of wine.

The Morning Advertiser has been running the awards for seven years, and they are recognised by licensees as the “one to win” attracting hundreds of entries from thriving pubs across the UK.

Luke Freeman, Joint Managing Director of Freeman Leisure stated “We are very pleased to have been announced as a finalist for the second year running in this prestigious award. We are always finding new ways to make The Mill Race stand out from the competition and we are pleased to see that expanding our wine cellar a few years ago has allowed us to continue to offer an exceptional choice of wines.  The team has put in a lot of effort into our wine offer and our main supplier Corney & Barrow have provided outstanding service and staff training to help us get to where we are today.”

The Mill Race impressed the Judges with their 131 strong wine list which consists of a good variety of wines from all over the world, including local producers such as Herefordshire’s own Chinn Chinn and recent addition Welsh wine producer White Castle Welsh Wines providing excellent value for money for their customers as well as sticking to the pubs mantra of supporting local businesses using local suppliers wherever possible.  The food and wine pairing also proved a hit with the judges proving that The Mill Race team will go that extra mile to ensure their customers have an enjoyable dining experience. They are challenged for the title by some other excellent pubs from all over the country, so it will be a tough competition.

The Winners will be announced on the 11th September at the Hilton in Park Lane, London. 

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