The Red Hart Inn Blaisdon, shortlisted for Countryside Alliance Award

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We are delighted to announce that the Red Hart Inn Blaisdon has been shortlisted to win a Countryside Alliance Award in the pub category.

The awards are the Countryside Alliance’s annual celebration of British food & farming, enterprise & heritage through our small hard-working businesses.  The awards are now in their thirteenth year and have become the definitive rural business award to win.  They are set apart from other award schemes because they are driven by public nomination, offering customers the chance to tell us why their favourite businesses are worthy of national acclaim.  The awards received over  eleven thousand nominations this year so The Red Hart has done extremely well to be shortlisted.

Everyone is welcome at the Red Hart, with the pub hosting community events throughout the year, such as the Blasidon plum festival, and fortnightly quizzes, you never know who you might meet from  Westbury on Severn Young Farmers Club, to Tan House Singers, the local amateur dramatics group are regular visitors, vintage motorcycles visit twice a year, the MG club, and numerous walking groups. In summer the well kept beer garden & newly refurbished play area offer a haven for tourists & locals alike.

Well kept local ales & traditional cider are served in the comfortable bar area with low beams, flagstone floors & log burner.  The pub opens seven days a week serving good home cooked food using locally sourced produce (lunch 12.00 to 14.00 and dinner 18.30 to 21.00).

Countryside Alliance Awards Director Sarah Lred hartee commented  “We have been overwhelmed with nominations this year.  The secret to the Rural Oscars popularity is that they honour the people involved in the business, not just their produce or services.  They exist to sing the praises of those who work hard to keep our communities  and rural economy ticking, but don’t seek the spotlight.  These awards provide a cause for celebration in a time of great uncertainty in the countryside.  Our local produce is second to none and there are many community heroes and businesses worthy of national recognition”.

Sharon Hookings landlady of the Red Hart commented “it’s a great honour to be recognised for this award, we are very lucky to live in such a beautiful area with fantastic produce readily available.  Our aim is to make every visitor to the pub feel welcome & comfortable, and to be the hub of the village.  I’d like to take this opportunity to thank those that have nominated us for this prestigious award, I’m overjoyed to have made it to the final four for the South West region”.

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