The village pub ranked among the 10% of the best restaurants in the world – .

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The village pub ranked among the 10% of the best restaurants in the world – .


A village pub has won a TripAdvisor award, which places it in the top 10% of the world’s top-rated restaurants.
The Badger Hounds in Hinderwell are known for their “friendly atmosphere” and “delicious food”.

It received the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice award, for “consistent excellence” – based on the views of “real travelers who have been there”.

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Badger Hounds licensees Steve and Andy have gone through lockdown doing pub maintenance, giving it a makeover, outdoor seating – and even installing a “beautiful blue metal sink” in it. the bar to make customers feel safer with the ongoing pandemic.

Fans of the pub particularly appreciate its menu of fresh seafood, including scampi, octopus, mussels and cod.




The pub itself has a ‘spectacular’ garden, while the interior is divided into a restaurant and dog-friendly bar.

Stephen Sands, Licensee, said: “It is a great privilege to be recognized by TripAdvisor as one of the best restaurants in the world.

“The team always makes a fantastic effort to ensure that all of our customers enjoy their visit.

“I am so passionate about providing the best quality food and I am delighted to read that our customers feel the same. “

Admiral Taverns said that despite the challenges of the past year, Steve and Andy have stood out by “continuously providing excellent service and experience to their guests, offering delicious food and drink”.

“Steve takes great pride in providing the best service possible,” added a spokesperson, “making sure everyone in the pub feels safe and comfortable while enjoying great food.

“Sam Lightwing, the incredible chef of the Badger Hounds is always looking for new ways to make his menu innovative, sourcing the freshest produce, while supporting local businesses.

“The pub also has a pizza and pasta night every Tuesday, which is proving very popular, with guests encouraged to book in advance. “



This is the village pub par excellence

Craig Kennedy, Director of Business Development at Admiral Taverns added: “It is fantastic to see Steve and Andy’s hard work over the past year being rewarded with this excellent achievement.

“Being ranked so well by their visitors is a real testament to the experience they offer.

“I can’t wait to come back to the pub myself and would recommend everyone to do the same. “

Kanika Soni, Commercial Director of TripAdvisor. “Extremely difficult for tourism businesses.

“What impressed me is how companies have adapted to these challenges, implementing new cleanliness measures, adding social distancing guidelines and using technology to prioritize customer safety.

“The Travelers’ Choice Awards shine a light on places that are consistently great – delivering quality experiences time and time again, even while dealing with changing guest expectations and new ways of doing things.

“Based on a full year of customer reviews, this award is a testament to the excellent service and experience you have provided to your customers in the midst of a pandemic. “

To be eligible for a Travelers’ Choice (formerly Certificate of Excellence) award, businesses must still achieve excellent tourism reviews.

They must maintain an overall Tripadvisor rating of at least four out of five, have received a minimum number of reviews in the 12-month period in which the data was analyzed, and be listed on Tripadvisor for at least one year .

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