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A GLASS or two was raised at The Swan in Enford after it claimed the Wiltshire Life Pub of the Year 2017 award.

Just three years after the pub's reputation plummeted after it was boycotted by villagers, landlord Pete Jefferies and his wife Emma have turned its fortunes around, with the help of locals who run it as a community pub.

The pub in Long Street was recognised for the quality of its food, service and the multitude of events it puts on such as having live music, bake offs and fundraising events among other things.

"We are so honoured to have been voted Wiltshire Life's Pub of the Year for 2017. Who would have thought that it could ever be us?" said Mr Jefferies.

"The award is a great recognition of all that we do but also of our customer's passion for all things Wiltshire too and their unrelenting enthusiasm for the pub and village life.

"We are very, very lucky in this day and age to have such a fabulous staff and be a popular pub - the statistics of pubs closing every week are staggering and we're delighted to be battling against this."

Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) have also recently awarded the Swan their LocAle badge in recognition of the local beers always on the five handpumps and they have also achieved the CaskMarque award which recognises the quality of the beer and cellar management.

"We live in a diverse village and it’s important to us that there is something here for you, whether you have £1million pounds or just £1 - The Swan is thriving," added Mr Jefferies.