THE Carriers Arms, Stockton has been recognised by Tripadvisor as a 2022 Travellers’ Choice award winner.
The award celebrates businesses that have received great traveller reviews from diners around the globe on Tripadvisor over the last 12 months. As challenging as the past year was, The Carriers Arms stood out by consistently delivering positive experiences to diners.
Landlords David and Karen Foster, said: “Having taken over the pub in January we were keen to bring the excellent cuisine and hospitality that we had built a reputation for at The Bell Inn in Wylye to The Carriers Arms. Repairing the reputation of the pub as one that welcomes all guests that walk through our doors was a high priority and this award demonstrates that we have achieved this.
“Of course, hospitality is nothing without a great food offer and we are blessed to have an outstanding mother and son chef team Karen and Joe who produce wholesome food that is always a hit with our customers.
“We endeavour to source ingredients locally, with our meats coming from Walter Rose (Devizes), our fish and seafood from Premier Fish in Downton and fresh vegetables from Harvest Fine Foods. We adopt the same approach with our drinks offer with gin supplied by Spirit of Codford, lager and pale from the Blonde Brothers in Steeple Langford, cask ale from Keystone Brewery in Berwick St Leonard and, of course, there is usually a cask ale that we produce ourselves on sale.
“We would like to thank all of our customers who have taken the time to write such positive reviews for us. We are glad that they enjoyed the hospitality that we offer and it is reassuring to know that the hard-work and changes that we have made to The Carriers Arms are appreciated.”
Kanika Soni, chief commercial officer at Tripadvisor, said: “Congratulations to the 2022 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Winners. The awards recognise the best in tourism and hospitality, according to those who matter most: your guests. Ranking among the Travellers’ Choice winners is always tough – but never more so than this year as we emerge from the pandemic. Whether it’s using new technology, implementing safety measures, or hiring outstanding staff,
“I’m impressed by the steps you’ve taken to meet travellers’ new demands. You’ve adapted brilliantly in the face of adversity.”