A pub in Marlow has been nominated for a national award.

The Chequers, who is based on the town’s High Street, is in this year’s Publican Awards, which is a competition that rewards the ‘cream of the cream' of the UK pub industry.

The restaurant is run by the Henley-based pub operator and brewer Brakspear, and were shortlisted for the Best Pub Accommodation Award, with the winners of each category being announced in March.

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Dean Bigley, Chequers’ general manager said: "We are thrilled to be shortlisted for the Publican Awards.

"We're very proud of our beautiful, comfortable bedrooms, which offer our guests an overnight stay with a boutique hotel feel.

“And, because we're still first and foremost a pub, they also benefit from the sociable, relaxed atmosphere, enjoying a pint in the Churchill Tap bar downstairs, or a meal in our dining room before turning in for the night just a few steps away.

"We want our guests to feel at ease from the moment they walk through the pub door, to when they check out, feeling rested and refreshed, and we'll be aiming to make the judges feel the same when they visit.

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“We've got everything crossed for the winner's announcement in March."

The Best Pub Accommodation Award will be given to the pub group which offers guests the best overnight stay, with judges looking for first-rate comfort and design in the bedrooms, outstanding customer service and a tasty breakfast.

Reaching the finals is the first stage in the Publican Awards' rigorous judging process, as the next steps include a visit by judges to several of the pubs, professional mystery visits and a panel interview in London for the Brakspear senior management team.