An east Suffolk village pub has been crowned one of the best in the UK after making a nationwide shortlist. 

The Newbourne Fox in Newbourne, near Woodbridge, was named as the best pub in Suffolk and among the best in the East of England in the National Pub & Bar Awards 2024.

In 2018, the pub was saved from a devastating fire after a large blaze broke out in the kitchen

East Anglian Daily Times: The fire at the pub in 2018The fire at the pub in 2018

Tristan O’Hana, editor of the Pub & Bar magazine, which runs the event, said: "The fact that we had record entries for the 2024 National Pub & Bar Awards tells us two things, one is how highly the industry regards these accolades, which is fantastic.

"But, also, it shows that more operators are in need of really positive and strong publicity to help drive business at the moment.

"Pubs and bars are facing some of the biggest challenges in recent history, so if the National Pub & Bar Awards can help by lifting sales across these venues, then we’re delighted to play our part.”