Hospitality Awards 2019

AA Pub of the Year England

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About the award

The AA Pub of the Year is selected with the help of our AA inspectors. These pubs stand out for being great all-rounders, combining a convivial atmosphere, well-kept beers and ciders, excellent food, and of course, a warm welcome from the friendly and efficient hosts and their staff.

Three Daggers, Edington, Wiltshire

Opened as the Paulet Arms in 1750 by Harry Paulet, the Lord of Edington Manor, locals quickly christened it the Three Daggers after the family's coat of arms. It’s now a pub with its own microbrewery complete with viewing gallery, farm and farm shop.

The Three Daggers has plenty to offer locals and destination diners. Bare tables, mismatched wooden chairs, exposed brick and heritage colours add to the informal country pub feel, as does the seasonal modern cooking.

Stylishly appointed to offer luxurious standards of quality and comfort throughout, The Three Daggers combines traditional hospitality with contemporary furnishings and decor.

The interesting menus might include Downland’s black pudding Scotch egg, braised haricot beans and tomato sauce; lamb and rosemary pie; and dry-aged 28-day steaks from Stokes Marsh Farm.

Previous Winners

2019 – The Three Daggers
2017– The Bell at Ramsbury
2016 – The Boot, Derbyshire
2015 – The Porch House, Stow-on-the-Wold
2014 – The Pheasant, Gestingthorpe
2013 – Elveden Inn
2012 – The Black Swan
2011 – The Feathered Nest Country Inn
2010 – The Black Swan at Oldstead
2009 – The Trout Inn
2008 – The Queen's Arms