We have great pleasure in announcing that the Red Hart Inn, Blaisdon, has been commended by the judges of this year’s Countryside Alliance Awards. The awards, known as the “Rural Oscars”, are set apart from other awards as they are led by nominations from the public. This year is the first time in the thirteen year history that the Countryside Alliance have included a pub category. Judges were overwhelmed by the public response, with over 11,000 nominations across the five categories, the number of pub category nominations were only beaten by the village shop category.
Sarah Lee of the Countryside Alliance said “the Red Harts commendation is a testament to their importance within the community. The Red Hart has done extremely well to get to the final four for the South West region”.
Landlady Sharon Hookings was thrilled with the commendation, saying “It’s really touching that people have taken the time and effort to put us forward for these awards. We are very grateful to all those who nominated us and we hope to go further in the competition next year. The pub is the hub of the village and local community is very important to us”.
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