The White Mare has been named the Best Pub in Cumbria in the National Pub and Bar Awards 2016.
Dianne said “ I am absolutely delighted for my staff and the village of Beckermet that we have been recognised in this way. I would never have dared to dream that we would have been so successful in just one year.
I am very proud of the whole team and what they have achieved. We are fortunate to be located in the beautiful setting of Beckermet and we enjoy strong community support. We are very clear what we want the White Mare to be – a family based pub and restaurant serving excellent food and drinks in a friendly atmosphere. We will never claim, or aim, to be the cheapest option, but for anyone looking for high quality freshly cooked local produce, I think we are very hard to beat in terms of value for money.
Tristan O’Hana, judge and editor of Pub & Bar magazine, commented: “Cumbria is full of amazing pubs and the competition was extremely high, so it’s a real accolade for The White Mare to have been selected as the best in the county.”
Mayor of Copeland Mike Starkie said “I am absolutely delighted that one of our own establishments has been named in the Best Pub in Cumbria. Copeland is the best place for new businesses to start when we consider the fantastic opportunities that are at our threshold.”
Jamie Reed, the MP for Copeland added “ When you think of all the pubs in the Lake District National Park and in the major towns across the County, it really is something for us to be proud of to have the Best Pub in Cumbria right here in a small Copeland village. Village pubs are the hub of the community for many people in Copeland, so it is fantastic to see one being recognised at a national level. Well done to Dianne and all the team at the White Mare for a fantastic achievement.”