Foodie Guide Readers Vote The Bricklayers Arms, Top Pub Restaurant For An Unprecedented Third Time In A Row
“You don’t have to travel into the heart of London, when you have great locally-sourced food in a beautiful country setting, right on your doorstep,” says Alvin Michaels of The Bricklayer’s Arms, Hogpits Bottom, Flaunden, Herts.
The Bricklayer’s Arms has been presented with the award for best restaurant in Hertfordshire by the readers of the Foodie Square Guide for 2011. This annual award is now in its ninth year.
Restaurant guide publisher Paul Allen said “The Foodie Guide team are really pleased for Alvin and his staff in winning our award for Hertfordshire. Our readers are a restaurant diners and unlike the majority of awards given out, we don’t rely on numbers or inspectors. With hand on heart I can honestly say that the feedback was excellent for this fourth time and third time in a row winner. The mixture of front of house, excellent food and great atmosphere obviously works.”
Alvin Michaels, owner of the Bricklayers Arms, comments: “We are all thrilled to have won this accolade for a third year in a row. These awards are testament to the efforts of our professional team, who have helped create a top-notch food destination for food in the heart of the countryside. It’s especially heart-warming that this award was decided by the diners themselves - the people we really care about.”
Since buying the 18th century Bricklayers Arms in 2003 the Michaels family (also owners of The Nags Head Inn & Restaurant, Great Missenden which has recently won a Rosette for its Culinary Excellence) have carefully maintained the beautiful Grade II listed country pub.
With the help of Michelin-trained executive head chef Claude Paillet (twice winner of the Publican Magazines “Chef of the Year”, whose recipes have been featured in OK! Magazine) and an excellent recent review by Times Magazines’ food critic, Giles Coren, The Bricklayers Arms has been transformed into an award-winning dining pub.
Bricklayers Arms, Hogpits Bottom, Flaunden, Herts HP3 0PH