The White Hart Village Inn in Llangybi received nationwide recognition last night when it was named AA Pub of the Year for Wales, sponsored by Karcher, at the AA Hospitality Awards 2011 – 2012, hosted by Sophie Raworth, at the London Hilton on Park Lane.
Michael Bates, Director, The White Hart Village Inn, who received the award in front of an audience of over 700 members of the hospitality industry, commented, “This award is testimony to the dedication of the whole team who endeavour to provide a professional experience for all our guests. We are delighted to be recognised within the industry for providing hospitality to a high standard. It demonstrates that all the hard work is definitely worthwhile.”
Set in the quiet village of Llangybi, near Usk, The White Hart dates back to the early 1500s and is reputed to have been visited by Oliver Cromwell and TS Elliot. Open fireplaces together with beamed ceilings create a warm, welcoming feel. Chef patron Michael Bates offers drinkers reliable beers from the likes of Tomos Watkins and Taffy Apple cider. In the two AA Rosette-awarded restaurant Head Chef Adam Whittle prepares dishes using fresh local produce on menus that are a combination of exciting ingredients and complementary
flavours, prepared and presented with the utmost care.