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24 December 2000 The Fat Badgers after some serious discussion have decided which inn we are to award 'Inn of the Year' to. A very close run competition as the final two are both superb establishments. We will be announcing the winner, early in the new year.
13 December 2000

Golden Web Award

The International Association of Web Masters and Designers selected the Fat Badgers guide to receive the "2000 - 2001 Golden Web Award"

5 December 2000 Lycos - Woof Woof The Fat Badgers receive a 'Highly Recommended' rating from Lycos Search Engine.
27 November 2000

UK TopsitesWe receive an email to tell us that we were listed at position Number 1 ! on the top site website.

Which was nice.......

Click the logo to see if the Fat Badgers are still No. 1

20 November 2000 Latest wonderful find is the Three Acres Inn near Huddersfield in West Yorkshire. Located on top of the moors next to the Emley Moor TV transmitter, as you enter the lounge the lovely homely interior is then surpassed by the view of the 'Oyster Bar' sign above an ice filled counter incorporated into the main bar and you just know that the food is going to be good.
18 November 2000 The Fat Badgers sponsor the Rugby League World Cup (Specifically - the Drinks for 4 at half time at the England v. New Zealand semi final) and Fat Badgers Kilo, Andy and Ade pay a second visit to the Cock & Bottle in Bradford. Fat Badger Roy travels over from Lancashire to help sniff out a few other good inns.
13 November 2000 Latest inn worth a special mention is the Old Ale House in Truro. As the name suggests, the Old Ale House serves some superb cask ales but the food is worth paying a visit as well. Located in the city of Truro, there's plenty to do in the surrounding area and in the evenings, the Old Ale House often has live music.
6 November 2000 Badgers HeritageThe Fat Badgers team up with Badgers Heritage. A company offering quality line architectural drawings.

Along with creating pictures of Britsh Inns, Badgers Heritage also produce artwork of village scenes, private houses and churches. Visit their web site directly if you're interested in getting some quality art to brighten up your walls.

31 October 2000 Information added on Long Distance Paths, National parks, Film & Television and Facts 'n' Figures.
15 October 2000 Latest excellent find added is the spectacular Lake Vyrnwy Hotel. A hotel with a real quality feel with a view to die for. A special venue for a special break.
12 October 2000 Dinorben ViewLatest inns added include the amazing Dinorben Arms in Bodfari in Denbighshire (Clwyd) and the Ty Gwyn Hotel in Conwy (Gwynedd). The Dinorben is not only a multi level inn, it has a multi level patio and a multi level car park. Nooks & Crannies abound with an amazing outdoor 'snug'. The Ty Gwyn oozes quality and the food is of exceptional standard.
30 September 2000 Latest excellent find is the Smugglers Restaurant at Newlyn in Cornwall. A warmer welcome you won't find anywhere. Fairly recently taken over by Allan & Mary Williams who moved down from Shrewsbury in Shropshire, they have retained and enhanced the reputation that the Smugglers already had - popular with locals and tourists, indeed it was Martin Jones at the Capstan Gallery at Sennen Cove who recommended the Smugglers and we weren't disappointed. Two Fat badgers plus one other all went for the specials from the Seafood landed in Newlyn harbour that morning - you can't help but choose the fish, the Smugglers provide you with a menu which informs you all about the fish itself, not just how it's served.
23 September 2000 Latest inn worth a special mention is the Cock & Bottle in Bradford - West Yorkshire. Having been advised by our local Fat Badger that the place was very rough last time he visited, we were amazed to find a very warm welcome, good ales and the most amazing of pub interiors. (Look out for the wonderful clock built into the door architrave in the Bar) After being told that the pub was the only one owned by the Church, we were informed of the very good work that they do with the homeless and were warmly shaken by the hand when we left - does this sound like a pub to you ? Well it didn't really to us, but it was far better than the often heard grunt from many pubs and from those that don't even notice that you've been there.
22 September 2000 Our latest find is the excellent Red Lion in Hognaston - Derbyshire. Extremely well kept ales and top quality food with surroundings that show that real quality feel, such as lovely candle holders on each table. The Owner, Pip has an interest in old radio's and would like more room to be able to display some - but then running a quality operation like the Red Lion is very time consuming.
16 September 2000 Fat Badgers site officially goes live with the new look site..