King Of The Castle ... The industry's toughest competition with a record number of entries was won by our very own.

The judges commended Mark for how he made every part of the site work, with a great food offered inside and outside the pub.

Mark & wife Claire took the tenancy on back in 2013 with Hook Norton Brewery and has described the Castle as a "destination venue" rather than just a pub.

After the event in front of fully packed audience of over 1000 guests, Mark said "I'm overwhelmed for myself and team", it's been a huge year for us, and I'm truly honoured.