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Local Pub Scoops National Award – Inn of the Year 2017

8th February 2017

A Stafford pub has been awarded a top gong by a prestigious national publishing company.

The Holly Bush Inn, Salt, has been named Les Routiers ‘Inn of the Year 2017’.

The pub, owned by Admiral Taverns, was chosen ahead of hundreds of other establishments based on performance, customer feedback, reviews and recommendations.

Geoff Holland, landlord at The Holly Bush Inn said, “Everybody at The Holly Bush Inn is delighted to receive such high recognition.

“We are dedicated to providing high quality, locally sourced and homemade meals in a relaxed friendly environment whilst offering excellent customer service and value for money.”

The Holly Bush Inn is widely recognised as the second oldest licensed pub in the UK, with origins claimed to reach as far back as 1190.

Tina Griffiths, customer service executive at Les Routiers said, “Our annual awards highlight establishments that consistently meet and exceed our membership standards.

“For 2017 the competition has been fierce with extremely strong contenders for each category. But the judges believe that this year’s winners have consistently demonstrated exceptional levels of service hospitality, quality of food throughout the year.”

Alan Hurt, Business Development Manager at Admiral Taverns added, “The Holly Bush Inn is a charming pub which serves fantastic food and has a fine selection of traditional ales and great wines. We are delighted for Geoff and his team that they have won this prestigious accolade. This award is down to all their hard work and dedication.”

Mr. Holland has celebrated over 20 years as landlord of The Holly Bush Inn, winning Staffordshire Dining Pub of the Year, Les Routiers Dining Pub of the Year, and British Food Pub of the Year.

As well as offering a popular lunchtime and evening menu including a mixture of pub classics and house specials, the Holly Bush Inn serves a choice of Cask Marque approved real ales, guest ciders and fine wines.

There is also ample car parking and a spacious heated beer garden.

The Holly Bush Inn is open 12noon- 11pm Monday- Saturday and 12noon- 10:30pm Sundays, with food served 12noon- 9.30pm Monday- Saturday and 12noon- 9pm Sundays.

You can also keep up-to-date with the latest news, events and promotions by visiting the Holly Bush’s Facebook page at

For more information contact Geoff Holland on 01889 508234 or email