A restaurant in Marlow has recently won a national award for their accommodation services.

The Chequers, which is on the town’s High Street and are owned by Brakspear, won the Best Accommodation Operator at the Publican Awards 2020, with the restaurant receiving a trophy from comedian Rob Beckett at the ceremony in Battersea.

Dean Bigley, general manager at the Chequers, said: “We are thrilled to have won a Publican Award, which are widely regarded as the toughest in pub industry.

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“It’s great to know that our bedrooms, food and drink have been judged robustly and found to be the best in the country, and I’m really grateful to our wonderful staff team whose high standards and outstanding customer service have won this accolade.”

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One of the rooms at The Chequers in Marlow

The Publican Awards, run by leading pub magazine The Morning Advertiser, are open to pubs across the UK. Brakspear won the award based on a rigorous, three-stage judging by industry experts, who looked at all aspects of the company’s pub accommodation, from the first-rate comfort and design in the bedrooms to outstanding customer service and a tasty breakfast.

The nine bedrooms at the Chequers are decorated and furnished to high standards with features such as roll-top baths and rainfall showers, super-comfortable beds with Egyptian cotton linens and Nespresso coffee machines.

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Nicholas Robinson, accommodation category judge and managing editor for The Morning Advertiser said: “Brakspear really stood out in this category with its attention to detail in every aspect of the business.

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(From left): Comedian Rob Beckett; Brakspear retail marketing manager Dan Turner; operations manager Sophie Johnson; chief executive Tom Davies; operations manager Tara Buffini and Morning Advertiser managing editor Nicholas Robinson

“From stunning rooms with oodles of character and style to great tasting food throughout the day and a wide variety of drink options - there’s something for everyone.

“This is the 29th year of the Publican Awards and the competition is always intense, which is great to see. The standards within the companies that make up the shortlist are outstanding, and it was a real pleasure to be part of the judging process.”

The awards ceremony saw 1,500 people from across the country attend.