The Hop Vine in Burscough and The Cricketers in Ormskirk have received commendations in this year’s Parliamentary Pub Chef of the Year Awards. West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper nominated both pubs into the competition which recognises outstanding pub food across the country.
The competition, which is run jointly by the British Beer and Pub Association and the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group, seeks nominations from Members of Parliament to recognise a pub chef, or chefs, in their constituency renowned for their great food.
Rosie visited the nominated pubs and presented the certificates to The Cricketers chef Tom Wells and The Hop Vine kitchen staff led by landlady Julie McCombe.
Following the presentation of the certificates MP Rosie said:
“Congratulations to the teams at The Cricketers and The Hop Vine on this fantastic achievement. It is a true recognition of their hard work and the excellent food they serve up every day.
“West Lancashire is full of wonderful pubs, acting as important focal points for our communities. It is great to have the opportunity to celebrate them and the dedicated people that run them.”