Worcestershire's pub of the year has been announced.

The Flyford, Flyford Flavell, has been named as the county’s best boozer by the Pub & Bar Magazine. 

The pub, which describes itself as "stylish" and "rustic", is just 15 minutes from Worcester city centre and specialises in seafood. 

General manager Bertie Davies is overjoyed to have won the prestigious award.

He said: “We’re delighted to have received the award after such a testing 18 months for hospitality. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers, old and new. 

“We’ve been very lucky to have such great owners, Dave and Helen Sanders, who have been able to invest in the business, enabling us to develop our wonderful garden restaurant.”

The Flyford is one of 94 county winners and is now in contention for the West Midlands regional and national awards which will be announced at the grand final on September 6.

Mr Davies added: “There is a lot of fantastic completion to win the finals and we look forward to attending the finals in London, hoping to do Worcestershire proud!

“Finally, I’d like to take this chance to thank all of our loyal staff, who have had to work with new standards, which they have all done fantastically!”

The pub’s head chef, Stuart Perry, has previously worked in some of the county’s top restaurants, such as the Belle House in Pershore and Browns Restaurant in Worcester, and he believes the fresh produce they use is key to the pub’s success.

He said: “Working with such high-quality seafood, makes us a real destination in Worcestershire.

“As well as delicious seafood, all our fruit and vegetables are grown locally by Worcester Produce, and our meat comes from The Butcheress in Bromsgrove, who farm a lot of their own animals.”

The National Pub & Bar Awards aim to showcase the diversity and creativity on offer in the hospitality sector.

Tristan O’Hana, Editor of Pub & Bar Magazine, said: “The entries for this year’s awards demonstrated the undeniable value that communities place on their beloved pubs and bars.

“To be able to acknowledge the hard work and diligence of venues across 94 UK counties is an absolute privilege. These outstanding venues deserve this recognition now more than ever.”