A Lichfield pub has won an award for the quality of its beer garden.
The Hedgehog was crowned regional winner of The Marvellous Vintage Inns Garden Competition for Staffordshire.
The judges praised “perfectly manicured displays, ample seating space and beautifully kept lawns”.
Daniel Emery, landlord at The Hedgehog, said: “We are proud of the garden here at The Hedgehog and take pride in maintaining it to ensure it is welcoming and enjoyable for all our guests.
“We like to think it is the perfect place for people to stop for a refreshing drink after a hard day’s work or a long walk in the countryside.”
A blue plaque was recently unveiled at The Hedgehog in honour of 18th Century composer Clementi, who used to live there.
Graham Bird, national operations director at Ground Control and a member of the judging panel, said: “The Hedgehog is an outstanding example of what we consider to be the ideal beer garden. It is a welcoming space which is full of pristine greenery and seating – offering an outdoor area that delights both locals and visitors to the area alike.”