A pub that faced an uncertain future after floods devastated the business has fought against the tide to be crowned Inn of the Year by the Good Pub Guide 2015.

The New Inn, in Cerne Abbas, Dorset, was also awarded the county's Dining Pub of the Year for the third time.

Jeremy Lee, landlord at the Palmer's Brewery owned pub, said: "It is all about being consistent in what we do.

"From the minute a guest picks up the phone to book a room, to the welcome they get when they arrive, the comfort of our accommodation, the food and service, to the breakfast awaiting them in the morning, we want them to enjoy the whole experience."

The former coaching inn offers local ales, an extensive wine list, locally sourced food and 12 letting rooms, all named after a local chalk stream, including the infamous River Piddle.

The pub went through a £250,000 refit last year after floods seriously damaged the building.