The Prince Albert 

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The Prince Albert pub in Rodborough has been nominated as Best Eating Out or Bar in the district.

The popular pub is known for its beer but also for putting on brilliant music enabling local artists to perform for the people of Stroud.

Ry Gerbrands said in his nomination: "For being an important community space, an amazing music venue, a bastion of craft beer, and a provider of delicious hot food.

"The Prince Albert worked very hard over lockdown to keep the pub open and have completely renovated the inside and out of the pub.

"The Prince Albert provide many community events and brings wonderful music to Stroud."

The Kitchen

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The Kitchen in Minchinhampton has been nominated in the Best Eating out or Bar category of the Community Awards.
Their nomination said: “Peter & Assumpta Golding make everyone feel welcome at The Kitchen and treat everyone like old friends. 
“They have created the most warm and welcoming environment.  They make a massive effort to get to know everyone and be a hub in the local community.
“I love to grab a seat by the beautiful bay window and watch for riders trotting by on horseback or perhaps the occasional herd of cows strolling down from the Common.
“They serve delicious breakfasts, morning and afternoon teas, and lunches. Their food is prepared fresh daily, and they work with local suppliers so their food is always seasonal, locally sourced and of the finest possible quality. I love taking friends for the afternoon tea which is to die for with unlimited tea and coffee.
“Their cakes are always so tempting and you can even enjoy a glass on wine too.”


The Queen Vic


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Pam Thom and Rob have run the Queen Victoria in Stroud for over 27 years working tirelessly to build a community hub as part of their pub.
Every year they work with a ‘Charity’ of the year to support the local community as we as looking after their ‘locals’
Pam and Rob has change the appearance of the pub making it look modern and inviting as the gateway into Stroud town they have spent a lot of time and energy ensuring they show Stroud as the bright vibrant place it is.
Pam has long collected drinks can tops which go to charity the charity makes items out of them thus recycling but also so the charity can sell the items made, this is for Help the Heroes. Pam and Rob identified that at the bottom of Stroud there was no defib after a member of the public had a cardiac event on the street outside the venue. They decided to start fundraising for a public defib to be stationed in Gloucester street, they were so successful in their mission they raised enough money to buy two, donating the second to a local school.