The Falcon flies high in Good Pub Guide

The Falcon pub in Fotheringhay
The Falcon pub in Fotheringhay

A pub near Oundle has retained its title of Northamptonshire’s Dining Pub of the Year.

The Falcon Inn in Fotheringhay was given the accolade in the latest edition of The Good Pub Guide, which comes out today.

The annual guide lists more than 4,700 pubs throughout the country based on the recommendations of 2,000 correspondents and inspections by the editors.

The Falcon Inn was also named County Dining Pub of the Year by the guide in 2012 and 2013.

According to a survey of the top publicans listed in the guide, the keys to success are to realise that pub goers know more and more, to identify your market and then match its needs, to offer good food, don’t be greedy with your pricing and employ the right staff.

Poor service was named as the number one reason for people disliking a pub.

We reviewed The Falcon in September and wrote: “The Falcon perfectly demonstrates how far the standard of food has gone up in pubs, with genuinely talented chefs coming up with great recipes using fresh locally sourced ingredients.”

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