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Good Pub Guide Award Winner

The Feathers Inn Team scoops two national awards in one day.
The team are stunned as it was announced they have been awarded two major titles. These awards are from two of the most highly regarded publications. The awards highlight the Feathers ongoing commitment to creating the regions finest food.
The team is delighted to announce that we are
The Award: Best Local Restaurant for the North East 2019
This is a diner-nominated award to celebrate the brilliant contribution that neighbourhood restaurants make to our communities.
Every year the editors of THE GOOD PUB GUIDE take the opportunity to rate the very finest Dining Pubs across Great Britain. The rise of the Dining Pub over the past 20 years has been one of the key features of the industry – and here we celebrate the very finest right across the country.
The Award:  County Dining Pub of the Year 2019

The Good Pub Guide County Dining Pub of the Year 2018

The Good Pub Guide County Dining Pub of the Year 2017

Living North Awards Best Pub 2016

The Good Pub Guide County Dining Pub of the year 2016

The Observer Food Monthly Awards 2105 Ethical Restaurant Readers Award Runner Up.

The Good Pub Guide County Dining Pub of the year 2015

The Times top 20 UK Gastro Pub
Top 20 UK Gastro Pubs – The Times 2014

We were listed in The Sunday Times definitive guide of Britain’s 130 best restaurants 2014

Gold Award – North East England Tourism awards 2013


“Cracking community local and top dining destination”

David Hancock, Editor of Sawday’s “Pubs & Inns of England & Wales”

Observer Food Monthly Best Sunday Lunch Runner up 2012

Great British Pub of the Year 2011

Great British Gastropub of the year 2011

RSPCA Independent Pubs Award Winner 2011

Food Champion of the Year The Publican Food & Drink Awards 2010

Northern Hospitality Awards Best Pub 2010

RSPCA Award Pub/ Restaurant 2010

RSPCA Good Business Award for Innovation 2009

Publican Food Awards Local Food Pub of the year 2008

The Good Pub Guide Northumbria Dining Pub of the Year 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011.

Great British Pub Awards Newcomer of the Year 2008

Great British Pub Awards North East and Yorkshire pub of the year 2008

Sunday Sun Sunday Food pub of the year 2008

UKTV Food Hero for the North East 2007 & 2008

Rhian has worked with the RSPCA contributing to a cookery book.

Rhian appeared on television series ( five episodes) Market Kitchen, invited as their expert in Northumbrian food.

Rhian has provided demonstrations and talks for various charities and other local food promoting organisations.

Rhian wins a personal award from the Publican magazine.

Food Champion Award 2010

At the annual Publican Food and Drink Awards.

RSPCA 2010 Awards

Best Restaurant/Pub at the awards October 2010


RSPCA Good Business Award 2009


Garry Rhodes Local Food Hero 2008

Great British Pub Awards 2008  Best Newcomer for Yorkshire and the North East

Yorkshire and North East pub of the year 2008


The Publican Food & Drink Awards 2008: Local Food Pub of the Year

Proud of our people award The Publican magazine 2007

Garry Rhode’s Local Food Hero 2007

Rhian won the regional finals on Monday 5th November 2007. He was chosen by Garry Rhodes to be UKTV foods North East winner. The national finals were on Sunday 18th November 8pm.