Pub's community spirit recognised by AONB

PUBLISHED: 09:00 22 November 2014

East Devon AONB manager Chris Woodruff presented an Acland award certificate to the Britannia Inn's Jeff White, Kate Knight and Maria Collingwood. The award recognises the community contribution the village pub gives. Ref exb 0662-46-14SH Picture: Simon Horn

East Devon AONB manager Chris Woodruff presented an Acland award certificate to the Britannia Inn's Jeff White, Kate Knight and Maria Collingwood. The award recognises the community contribution the village pub gives. Ref exb 0662-46-14SH Picture: Simon Horn

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Knowle village’s pub has been recognised for its work in the community.

The Britannia Inn has received a ‘highly commended’ certificate from the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), through its Acland Award, which recognises achievements from members of the AONB’s Ambassador scheme, which promotes its work. The Britannia Inn won praise for initiatives such as its village shop, and its community suppers and newly-launched community luncheons.

Presenting the award, East Devon AONB’s Chris Woodruff said: “It was the Britannia Inn’s work in the community which stood out.

“They have tried to look at what the village needs. Turning an area of the pub into a shop to provide a local need stood out, and they are producing and using good local food, which is what we like to see.”

Landlord Jeff White said he was pleased to get the award as it recognised the role of the ‘little people’ in creating community spirit.

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