The White Mare Bags ‘Best Pub’ Award

The White Mare in Beckermet has been named the Best Pub in Cumbria in the National Pub and Bar Awards. The White Mare will now represent Cumbria at the national awards event in London in May.

The White Mare was re-opened, following a £400,000 makeover in May 2015 by Dianne Irving, a former Primary School Head teacher.

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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.

Since our Head Chef, Jon Fell, joined us in September last year, we have gone from strength to strength and 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.

I am looking forward to representing Cumbria at the national awards in May and while we are realistic in our expectations, I hope that we can make Beckermet and the County proud”.

The Awards, organised by Pub & Bar magazine, will host the 94 County Winners from across the UK at the National Pub & Bar Awards Grand Final, which takes place at London’s iconic BAFTA theatre on Tuesday May 24 2016. On the evening, 12 Regional Winners and one overall National Pub of the Year will be announced.

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