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The Rising Sun, Ickford, Aylesbury Vale Village Pub Overall Winner 2014

The Rising Sun, Ickford, Aylesbury Vale Village Pub Overall Winner 2014

Nothing sums up the spirit of Aylesbury Vale quite as well as the cosy country pub, of which thankfully there are many.

The Village Pub 2014 presentation evening took place on 22 October 2014 where The Rising Sun in Ickford was crowned Overall Winner for 2014/15.

The Village Pub Competition is sponsored by Dayla and aims to celebrate the significant role a village pub plays in the life of the village, as well as what they contribute to the District's tourism offer.

After much deliberation, winners were chosen for the following categories - Best Community Pub, Best Family Pub and Best Food Pub as well as the Overall category. The winning pubs were chosen on the basis of their score from visits by mystery customers. Pubs are rated on a range of aspects, from cleanliness and service to community activities and family facilities.

As well as being named the overall winner of the competition, The Rising Sun was also named as runner up in the Best Family Pub category. The Unicorn in Cublington won a special one-off award this year for its consistent excellence, while last year's overall winner The Seven Stars in Dinton, received the Highly Recommended award.

The Pointer in Brill was chosen as the Best Food Pub, with The Old Fisherman in Shabbington taking the honours in the Best Family Pub category. The Rose & Crown in Ivinghoe won the Community Pub award.

Sixteen pubs in total were chosen as finalists and they are all featured in the Recommended Village Pub Guide which can be downloaded at the bottom of this page. Alternatively, paper copies will be available at the Visitor Information Centres and libraries in the district.

Date Updated: 23/10/14


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