Ever heard of the "aggregation of marginal gains"? It's a theory that was used to huge success by Sir Dave Brailsford when he was performance director of British Cycling.

He believed that small improvements across a whole host of areas would result in a significant improvement overall when they are added together.

What's cycling got to do with Britain's Best Pub Roast, you might ask?

Well Sir Dave's theory rather neatly explains how The White Post Rimpton, Yeovil, came to triumph in a tough field – make no mistake we received hundreds of entries for this award and any of the final contenders could have won it. They all served great food, sourced locally where possible, paid great attention to detail, were passionate and had great stories to tell.

However, the team at The White Post pipped the others to the post due to it scoring just that one, two, three per cent more across the board.

An aggregation of marginal gains, if you will.

So, a huge congrats to the whole team there, especially Brett Sutton, chef-patron, and thanks also to our partners in this: Maggi and Nestle Professional UK for helping us find #BritainsBestPubRoast