Pub pulls in national award

The staff at the Goodmanham Arms. The pub was selected as a Sawday's award winner.
The staff at the Goodmanham Arms. The pub was selected as a Sawday's award winner.

The Goodmanham Arms in Market Weighton has just been selected as a Sawday’s pub award winner for its special authenticity.

Sawday’s praised both the venue and the food in the new guide, saying: “Built in the 1800s it’s handsome enough, with a pantile roof and a beer garden at the back. Inside is another story!

“Enter a wood-clad wonder of old settees and wheel-back chairs, ticking clocks and roaring fires, brasses, baskets, books and candles, and All Hallows ales behind the bar: Abbie and Vito have a craft brewery out the back (Dark Mild, Gold and Porter).

“In one of three linking rooms (one housing Vito’s motorbikes), is a magnificent range on which they do the cooking.

“Arrive early if you want a table; the Gypsy Pot, tender beef cooked in ale, is sublime.

“Old-fashioned, timeless, and with a welcome second to none.”

A crack team of pub inspectors has uncovered over 130 new additions, plus 15 of Sawday’s absolute favourites in the annual Pub Awards.

Sawday’s managing director Toby Sawday said: “Competition for our annual awards has never been fiercer.

“These 15 winners really embody the Sawday’s spirit of special, demonstrating creativity and excellence in a changing and challenging industry. There are still bastions of special – we’ve found them.”

Now in its 12th year, Sawday’s best-selling guide to pubs, Special Places: Pubs and Inns of England and Wales, is on sale now.