Vicki Jowett, owner of The Buck Inn, at Thornton Watlass, has good reason to celebrate this month.

The pub was named “country pub of the year” in the Harrogate and Ripon CAMRA region – an award that Vicki has been keen to achieve for some time. And not only that, but she is also marking ten years of running The Buck this month.

There are a number of events planned throughout the year for the anniversary. Customers benefitted from drinks at 2014 prices on Sunday, May 19 – the actual day of the anniversary.

On the following day, an afternoon tea was enjoyed by staff and their family and friends. Three of the employees, who had been at The Buck for more than ten years, were presented with crystal vases, to thank them for their hard work.

Other events to mark the ten-year anniversary included a barbecue on Sunday, while a gourmet dinner and wine tasting are planned for Friday, June 7, and a quiz on Friday, July 12.