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Pointer Inn wins award

Tue 20 Nov 2012

Pointer Inn wins award

The Pointer Inn in Newchurch - one of the oldest and most respected pubs on the Isle of Wight - has been recognised for its good performance and strong hospitality by winning an award in the Fuller's Pub of the Year competition.

Licensees Rob and Rachel Burrows beat off competition from hundreds of other pubs throughout the south of England to be named the best country or village pub, reports the Isle of Wight County Press.

The results were announced at a ceremony held in the boardroom at the company's famous Griffin Brewery in London.

Fuller's operates nearly 400 pubs, hotels, bars and inns around London and the south-east of England, as well as putting out a range of award-winning beers in a variety of different styles.

Company chairman Michael Turner, who presented the award, said: "Rob and Rachel have been at The Pointer for just over two years and in that time they have shown exactly what the right couple can achieve at a country pub."

He described The Pointer as an "outstanding" example of its type and suggested it could have a beneficial role on the island's tourist trade, noting that the friendly atmosphere and mixed clientele ensure it is popular among travellers and locals alike.

Furthermore, its food-led operation - which involves Mr Burrows cooking freshly-caught fish - is a major factor in the pub's success, concluded the Fuller's chief.

The Pointer offers visitors an extensive and reasonably-priced menu, which involves numerous locally-sourced ingredients, as well as impressive views across the scenic Newchurch countryside.

Ms Burrows said: "This year has been an amazing one for us. All the hard work we put in during our first year has begun to bear fruit and we're so proud to be able to take this award back to the pub."ADNFCR-3083-ID-801491652-ADNFCR

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