“This is fantastic news! We are doubly delighted as not only is this the second year we have made the final – but the Pandora is the only finalist from last year to get through again this year,” said John Milan, who, with Steve Bellman, has been at the helm of the Pandora since 1999.
Steve Bellman paid tribute to the Pandora’s team, led by Managers Lester and Catherine Croft. “They, and all the team, do a superb job and work so hard to maintain the quality and service that makes the pub such a success,” he said.
As a finalist the Pandora now goes forward to the glittering Awards Ceremony that is being held on Monday 11 May 2015 in Gateshead. The VisitEngland Awards attracted a total of 345 applications. Steve added: “We will have to wait until the Awards Ceremony to find out which award we have won. We are guaranteed to receive either a Gold, Silver, Bronze or Highly Commended Award. Fingers crossed!”