Chapel Brampton pub scores horticultural honour!

Windhover Vintage Inns Northampton Chapel Brampton Northampton life

A popular pub in Chapel Brampton has been recognised as having one of the UK’s best beer gardens after emerging triumphant from a competition run by national pub chain Vintage Inns.

The Windhover was crowned as the regional winner of The Marvellous Vintage Inns Garden Competition for the East Midlands. The contest, which began in April, aimed to find the very best spots in which the British public could enjoy their favourite drink in the summer sun.

The judges unanimously opted for The Windhover thanks to its perfectly manicured displays, ample seating space and beautifully kept lawns. They secured a Fever Tree garden kit in honour of their achievement.

Close to many beauty spots and places of historical interest, The Windhover offers a welcoming outdoor area for those looking to enjoy a quiet drink at the end of a busy day exploring the countryside.

Graham Gregory, landlord at The Windhover, said: “We are proud of the garden here at The Windhover and take pride in maintaining it to ensure it is welcoming and enjoyable for all our guests.

“We like to think it is the perfect place for people to stop for a refreshing drink after a hard day’s work or a long walk in the countryside.”

Graham Bird, national operations director at Ground Control and a member of the judging panel, said: “The Windhover is an outstanding example of what we consider to be the ideal beer garden. It is a welcoming space which is full of pristine greenery and seating – offering an outdoor area that delights both locals and visitors to the area alike.”

Vintage Inns’ collection of almost 200 pubs across the UK are renowned for their picturesque outdoor spaces where guests can enjoy a great selection of gins, beers and ciders in peaceful surroundings.

Other Vintage Inns sites in the surrounding area include The Dun Cow in Dunchurch, The Barge in Woolstone and The Grange Farm in Oadby.

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