Taste of The West gold award for Whimple pub

News Desk
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Posted Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 10:53pm

The Thirsty Farmer, Whimple  has been awarded a Taste of The West Gold Award for their exceptional pub dining. 

Licensees of The Thirsty Farmer Donna and Marc Slater, and their team have received a Taste Of The West Gold Award, which is a highly respected accolade in the South West with only 20 to 30 Gold Awards given to pubs each year. The pub received the Gold Award in the category of Dining Pubs, for their exceptional food offer and first class customer service.   

Donna Slater, co-licensee of The Thirsty Farmer, said: “We are humbled to have received this award and been recognised as providing one of the best pub dining experiences in the South West. The team work so hard, and it is a testament to their dedication that we won. Proud is an understatement right now.”  

An undercover inspection took place at the pub, where a table of two plus their two dogs came in to inspect the food, drinks and service that is offered. The feedback that Donna, Marc and the team received from the judging panel was expectational, praising them for the quality of their pub dining experience. The judges commented: “We loved our visit and very much look forward to going back. The food surpassed our expectations and was more restaurant or fine dining than pub dining. We loved that we could get food of that quality in such a cosy relaxed atmosphere. They have plenty to shout about, well done chef and team Thirsty Farmer.”    

Marc Slater, co-licensee of The Thirsty Farmer, said: “There are not many of these awards given out each year, so we are honoured to have received one. None of us were aware of who the individuals were when they came in, and we only found out just before they left that they were inspecting the pub. The Thirsty Farmer is a village pub that we can all be proud of, and myself, Donna and the team are so pleased to be part of a community led pub, embodying the South West.”    

The Thirsty Farmer offer a variety of delicious dishes, which are served daily. To try them out pop in or to keep up to date with Donna, Marc and the team at The Thirsty Farmer check out their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/The-Thirsty-Farmer-176345132383352/.

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