A judging panel led by renowned food critic Charles Campion has named The Feathers Inn in Stocksfield as the winner of the Best British Roast Dinner competition.
To win the fiercely contested title, The Feathers Inn saw off competition from hundreds of pubs across the country – winning over judges with its passion for locally sourced and foraged ingredients, its perfectly cooked roast meats and wide selection of sides, and its dedication to catering for different dietary requirements.
"Britain at its very best"
Judge, Charles Campion said: “The roast dinner is a signature dish for the whole nation, this is Britain at its very best. At The Feathers they care about their roast dinners and it shows. Yorkshire puddings like savoury clouds; dark rich gravy; perfectly cooked meat from local farms; and shrapnel roasties. We all deserve a local like The Feathers, and we all deserve a roast dinner this good.”
"A monumental achievement"
Rhian Cradock, head chef and owner, said: “We’re delighted to have won Best British Roast Dinner 2017. It’s a monumental achievement and a real crowning jewel in the year The Feathers celebrates its 10th anniversary. Our roast dinner is a real team effort and we’re enormously proud of our talented team for winning this award, their contribution has been invaluable.”
The Feathers Inn was declared the winner after scoring highest with mystery diners, who visited each of the competition’s five regional winners (below) to see which of them deserved to win the national title of Best British Roast Dinner 2017.
· The Feathers Inn, Stocksfield (North England)
· The Limping Fox, Thames Ditton (South England)
· The Boat Inn, Birdingbury (Midlands)
· Kyloe Restaurant & Grill, Edinburgh (Scotland)
· Hare & Hounds, Cowbridge (Wales)
Now in its sixth year, the Best British Roast Dinner competition is part of our British Roast Dinner Week (24 September – 1 October 2017) celebration. Think your pub has what it takes? Sign up to our newsletter to be informed when the 2018 entries open.