A PUB in Thame has been recognised in a national newspaper's food and drink awards in not just one section but three.

The Thatch was named runner-up in Best Restaurant, Best Sunday Lunch and Best Place to Drink in the south in the Observer Food Monthly Awards.

Manager Evelin Rae said: "We’re absolutely over the moon to have done this well in these prestigious awards that everyone in the food and drink world wants to win.

"There’s tremendous competition and so many big names in every single category so to be honoured alongside them is really fantastic, especially when the voting is completely in the hands of the public.

"Simply being nominated for an Observer Food Monthly Award is brilliant in itself, but being runner-up in three different categories is more than we could have hoped for - an amazing hat-trick."

In the Sunday lunch category, the judges said The Thatch in Lower High Street was a "superior gastropub, serious about its beef, with a lovely market town setting."

The pub’s salad and veg supplier, David Newman from Bucksum Salads in Long Crendon also picked up an award of his own, winning the category of Best Local Farmer.

Luscombes in Lower Assendon, Henley-on-Thames was also in the runner-up category of Best Sunday Lunch.

And Heston Blumenthal who owns two pubs and a restaurant in Bray was awarded Chef of the Decade.

The 10th Observer Food Monthly Awards took place at a ceremony in London and was co-hosted by Jay Rayner and The Great British Bake Off presenter Sue Perkins.