Hospitality Awards 2020

Page 36 LUX 2020 Global Hospitality Awards At the end of Pembury High Street, overlooking the Village Green is the Camden Arms. This pub has been an established part of the village community for over 200 years, acting as a hub for locals and travellers alike. It takes something special for a place like this to survive so long, and owners James and Carol Cunningham know just how special the Camden Arms really is. They’ve brought the pub into the 21st Century, while still finding a way of retaining its unique charm. At the heart of this approach, is the desire to keep things simple. Embracing the possibilities of a rustic-chic style, the aim is to deliver classically executed, gastro-style dishes in comfortable and relaxed surroundings. The Camden Arms is somewhere to relax, to take a break and to simply be. Some village pubs have become hubs of haute cuisine, but the team behind the Camden Arms know better than to hide their food behind pretentious titles in a formal setting. The atmosphere is warm, first and foremost, with a charm and a wit all its own. Locals and travellers are welcomed with open arms, treated as friends, and invited into a space that offers a little respite in a weary world. The Camden Arms serves a delightful range of food, designed to tantalise any and all tastebuds. This covers breakfasts from 7am to 10am, with lite meals, lunches and dinner available from noon until 9pm. The main menu covers a host of those pub classics, including delectable fresh battered cod and chips as well as the team’s own ‘Camden’ Free Range Pork, Hop, & Ale Sausages, available with mash onions and gravy. Of course, the Camden Arms are not slaves to nostalgia, finding a contemporary twist on these old The humble local pub has acted as the heart of small communities for many years. They are a place for people to meet together, eat together and drink together. The Camden Arms continues this long and noble tradition, a family run venture that showcases some of the best that this year’s Hospitality Awards has to offer. The Camden Arms Best Family-Run Hotel & Restaurant - Kent favourites that has garnered attention from miles around. The menu changes season by season, with specific changes made daily to reflect what homegrown or locally sourced ingredients can be found. One of the most interesting features of the Camden Arms is its charming garden, the perfect place to meet and eat on a sunny afternoon. There’s certainly nothing finer than dining al fresco under the shade of an umbrella or on the terrace overlooking the beauty of nature in an English country garden. For those who want a slightly longer stay, the hotel offers a range of bedrooms to match each and every need. For those who want to embrace an older styling, four poster beds are available, with deluxe double bedrooms, a family room and a disabled person’s room on hand to meet the needs of those who come to stay. A great deal of care and attention has gone into making the pub as accessible as possible, creating a space that is truly inclusive. For the talented team at the Camden Arms, luxury is not just about finding the finest foods, drinks and rooms – though they are certainly in abundance. The aim is to create an environment of tranquillity and calm, a place in the Pembury community that all can enjoy, for years to come. Company: The Camden Arms Contact: James Cunningham Email: [email protected]