A quaint little spot in Oxfordshire has been nominated at the 2024 Great British Pub Awards.

The prestigious awards are highly respected in the food and drink industry. A nomination, let alone a win, can often be seen adorning the inside of any pub nominated.

Judges said they received “an incredible number of entries” - but have whittled them down to the very best across the country.

This year, a cosy little spot in Oxfordshire was nominated for 'best sustainable pub'.

Best Sustainable Pub

  • Royal Oak Ramsden - Ramsden, Oxfordshire
  • The Bell Inn - Castle Hedingham, Essex
  • The George - Castleton, Hope Valley
  • The Kings Head Inn, Brooke - Norwich, Norfolk
  • The Loch & The Tyne by Adam Handling - Old Windsor, Berkshire
  • The Pig's Head - London

Royal Oak Ramsden - Ramsden, Oxfordshire

The Royal Oak Ramsden is a beautiful seventeenth-century country inn with a restaurant and rooms, deep in the heart of Oxfordshire.

Their website reads: "Since the late 1980s the previous owners were renowned for excellent food, wine and a heart-filled welcome. 

 "Now in 2023, the Royal Oak continues to build on its reputation of providing travellers and locals with a warm welcome, great food and a wonderful pint or fine wine. 

"Sympathetic to its history and to its story, the Grade II listed building was been restored and refreshed throughout in 2020.  Retaining the essence of a traditional, local village pub, the addition of our bright, spacious dining area, snugs for more intimate gatherings, extensive outside space and five boutique bedrooms, there really is a spot for everyone."

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The Great British Pub Awards:

Their website states: "Tickets are now on sale for the UK's greatest pub party! The Great British Pub Awards 2024 will take place on Tuesday 17th September 2024 at Victoria Warehouse, a magnificent venue in the heart of Manchester.

"Our team are busy creating a truly unforgettable evening that will give pub teams an ideal place to network and enjoy a fantastic night together.

"The event isn't just about the glitz and glamour; it's a chance for you and your team to gain the recognition you deserve, catch up with industry leaders, and share in the celebration of our wonderful sector."