Britain’s most attractive pubs have been revealed – including a 17th century former butchers and a 150-year-old establishment saved by the local community. The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has announced the victors of its prestigious Pub Design Awards, which reward best new builds, conversions, conservations and refurbishments. Taking home the top spot for best refurbishments was the The Farmers Arms, in Woolfardisworthy, Devon, which has been a public house for much of its 300-year life, and the Peterborough Arms, in Dauntsey Lock, Wiltshire, which started out as a farmhouse in the late 18th Century. Best new build was awarded to the Hall & Woodhouse in Swindon, which showcases canal-side luxury, while the Plau in Preston claimed the Conversion Award, having originally been built in 1668 as a butchers. The Zetland in Middlesbrough won the Historic England Conservation Award after its owners painstakingly restored the former 19th century hotel in 2017, and the Shakespeare in Bridgnorth, ‘a tap-house with beer truly at its heart’, was given the Joe Goodwin Award for best street-corner local. CAMRA is encouraging people to enjoy the winning sites virtually amid the UK’s lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic. Here, FEMAIL brings you a look at the Pub Design Awards winners… Canal-side… Read full this story
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