A PUB in the heart of a rural Dorset community is celebrating winning a prestigious award for the second year running.

The White Hart pub in Bishops Caundle, near Sherborne, has been recognised as a 2022 TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice award winner - putting it in the top 10% worldwide.

The award celebrates businesses that have received great reviews from around the globe on Tripadvisor.

Rachel Paull, co-owner and front-of-house at The White Hart, said: “As a traditional village pub with a small team, we are thrilled, privileged and proud to be honoured in this way for two years running.

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“Huge thanks to our customers for their ongoing support and appreciation and a special mention to our loyal and dedicated chef, Scott Wareham. (He) has been with us for over 10 years, providing freshly-prepared pub meals including his ever-popular homemade Specials and desserts.

"The White Hart has been at the heart of Bishops Caundle village for hundreds of years and we still do what we can to support the village – including our monthly fun pub quiz fundraiser for the much-valued Bishops Caundle community stores.

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"We believe we’ve achieved these awards because we’re a real locals’ pub, with visitors receiving an equally warm welcome – and of course our food.”