Haverhill Echo Best Bar 2014 revealed

GREAT WRATTING: The Red Lion is pub of the year for the Echo. Pictured are George and Linda Skyes (centre) with staff Zoe Evans, Gavin Evans and Teresa Smith ANL-141222-202651009
GREAT WRATTING: The Red Lion is pub of the year for the Echo. Pictured are George and Linda Skyes (centre) with staff Zoe Evans, Gavin Evans and Teresa Smith ANL-141222-202651009

We’ve counted the votes which you posted and texted and now we can reveal the winner of the Haverhill Echo Best Bar 2014 winner

which is ... The Red Lion in Great Wratting.

The family-run pub at the heart of its community attracted 46 per cent of the vote.

Landlady Linda Sykes told the Echo: “That’s brilliant news. It is fantastic to know that we are doing this right.

“We try to cater for all people of all ages, whatever they want in their pub.

“We offer catering for older people and this time of year the whole pub and outside is like a Christmas grotto.

“You should see the little faces of the children when they come in. My husband George gives them a selection box to take home too.”

George and Linda Sykes have bene running the freehouse for 15 years.

“We are very lucky that we have great staff who have been with us a long time and lovely customers,” Linda added.