Bromeswell: Suffolk Larder honoured with top gastropub award

A LEADING Suffolk pub has added to its growing reputation by landing another top honour.

The British Larder, in Bromeswell, near Woodbridge, has won Best Newcomer at the Budweiser Budvar Top 50 Gastropub Awards 2012.

Since opening its doors 18 months ago it has landed a number of top accolades.

The pub, which is renowned for its locally-sourced produce and emphasis on fresh, seasonal food, was also listed as the 32nd best gastropub in the UK as part of the awards.

Chef Madalene Bonvini-Hamel, who runs The British Larder with Ross Pike, said: “We are absolutely delighted. It shows that we are ticking all the right boxes and doing all the right things, which is very pleasing.

“The important thing is to keep working hard and ensuring that we maintain our high standards.

“Suffolk has a growing reputation for its food and we are so pleased to be part of that.

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“Our ethos is very much about using local, seasonal ingredients. However we don’t ignore the fact that we live in a multi-cultural society. We like to incorporate various different things to create an exciting dish.

“It’s a very heartwarming feeling to know that we are helping to add to the county’s reputation.”

The British Larder also won East Anglia’s Gastropub of the Year 2011, was listed as Inspector’s Favourite in the Michelin Guide 2012, was one of only 13 national new eateries in the Good Food Guide 2012 and won Suffolk Tourism’s Taste of England Award.