We’ve got the Midas touch!

We’re celebrating a double win at the MIDAS awards.

The Menu Innovation and Development Awards (MIDAS) recognise talented menu development teams and chefs across the UK. A team of mystery diners and judges pick the winners in 28 categories.

Our Menu Development team work incredibly hard to create balanced menus that deliver food that’s exciting and healthy, with some added indulgence when it’s time for a treat!

This year, we picked up the ‘Best Neighbourhood Pub’ award for our Village menu, beating off some tough competition from the likes of Greene King and Mitchells & Butler. The judges were looking for creativity, appeal and value for money.

Claire Yates – the brains behind the menu – poured heaps of passion into creating unique flavours and exciting combinations. Our Village pubs sit at the heart of communities and the menu is created with local customers in mind. From mighty pies and juicy burgers to mouth-watering desserts, there’s something for everyone!

She said: “The Village menu has been growing from strength to strength the last few years, and I’m very proud it has received the recognition it deserves.”

And, the icing on the cake was our very own Nicola Arrow taking the ‘Jason Snyders Head of Food Award’. The award, presented by Chef Brian Turner, celebrates an industry leader, who’s paving the way when it comes to menu development and innovation. With just a handful of female leaders in the industry, we’re really proud of Nicola’s achievements.

She said: “I’m over the moon to have won this award – it came as a total surprise because the team nominated me in secret! We’ve had a really successful 12 months and this award is testament to the hard work and dedication from my team. It’s a big thanks from me to everyone involved!”

We’ve previously won ‘Best Value’ and ‘Best Community’ menus, as well as taking the top prize in the Kids’ category four times. This year, we were shortlisted for an incredible five awards and to take two of the top spots is a huge win for us!

Click here to see a full list of the 2019 winners and to find out more about MIDAS.

Well done and congratulations 🙂

Watch out for the new Village menu launching on 28th March

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