A HUNTINGDONSHIRE pub is making its mark in the world of fine food after being listed in the prestigious Michelin Eating Out in Pubs Guide for the first time. And David Anderson, 23, who is the chef patron of the Crown in Broughton, has managed to get the

A HUNTINGDONSHIRE pub is making its mark in the world of fine food after being listed in the prestigious Michelin Eating Out in Pubs Guide for the first time.

And David Anderson, 23, who is the chef patron of the Crown in Broughton, has managed to get the pub into the coveted book in just 16 months after taking over in May last year.

David, who previously worked as a chef at the George in Buckden, said: "I am pretty pleased, it means a lot to us.

"We are already in the AA Pub Guide and The Alistair Sawday Guide. Now we are listed in all three."

He added: "Our food has been appreciated. We know when we serve medallions of Aberdeen Angus beef that it is just going to fly out of the door.

"We took over 16 months ago and we having been trying to build up the business and its reputation.

"We have a lot of passion and a clear vision about what we do - to provide simply but well-executed British food while looking after our customers with attentive but unobtrusive service and all at a reasonable price."

The pub has staff with an impressive provenance. Sous chef Dominic Hall worked with Gordon Ramsey and Paul Littlewood, front of house manager, has worked at the Old Bridge in Huntingdon and the Pheasant at Keyston.

The Crown - which is nominated in both the best pub and best restaurant sections in this year's Hunts Post Food and Drink Awards, is described by Michelin as "a much-loved local".

The listing says: "It is now owned by chef David Anderson and its reputation as a quality eating and drinking house is as solid as ever.

"The à la carte menu is short and varied with a Mediterranean threat running through it. Choices might include beef carpaccio, potato gnocchi or buffalo mozzarella to start and maybe fish and chips, Aberdeen angus steak and some pasta for a main course.

"Service is polite and comes with a flourish."

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