George and Dragon wins Silver Taste England Award

The George and Dragon inClifton, near Penrith, has won a Silver Award in the Taste of England category at the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2012 Ceremony.

The Silver Award is one of the highest accolades for Excellence in Tourism inEnglandwhich VisitEngland can bestow.  The George and Dragon was presented with their Silver Award at a glittering Awards Ceremony which was held on 22 May 2012 at Athena, an art deco gem located in the heart of Leicester’s cultural quarter.

Commenting on the Award James Berresford, VisitEngland’s Chief Executive said “In a year when we received a record of 392 high quality applications winning a Silver Award is a considerable achievement.  The George and Dragon has achieved one of the highest accolades for excellence in tourism which VisitEngland can bestow.  I warmly congratulate them”.

The George and Dragon received their award from Penelope Viscountess Cobham, Chairman of VisitEngland and David Hodgkinson, Sales Director, Barclaycard – Official Partner of VisitEngland Awards for Excellence.

Charles Lowther, George and Dragon owner said “We are delighted and extremely proud to have won such a prestigious national award. We pride ourselves in excellent taste, using the best quality local ingredients and we have a dedicated and passionate team at the George and Dragon who have put a lot of hard work in since opening in 2008 – so for all this to be recognised nationally is fantastic.”

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