A number of restaurants around Bury St Edmunds have been commended in the Good Food Guide 2015, including one which came top in a reader-nominated award.
The Ingham Swan was named regional winner for the East of England in the prestigious Readers’ Restaurant of the Year Awards.
Head chef and proprietor Daniel Smith said: “It feels fantastic, it is great for the morale of the people who work here. This is another great achievement that reinforces the fact we have worked really hard.”
A new local entry was the Mulberry in Thetford. Owner Karen Connor said: “It has been four years of hard work, and it is nice to have a bit of recognition.
“We have a lot of community support and it is that kind of trust that is really rewarding.”
Pea Porridge in Bury was listed for the fifth year running. Head chef Justin Sharp, who owns the business with wife Jurga, said: “What’s great is we’ve improved on our ‘score’ from the last four years, so we’re really pleased.”
The Old Cannon Brewery in Bury was named in the Good Pub Guide, the town’s only pub to be listed.
Also featured were Maison Bleue, celebrating its 16th year in the Guide, and the Great House in Lavenham, which has been listed for 25 years.