This team of chefs have been crowned “Britain’s Best Brigade”, praised for their camaraderie and sense of fun.

The kitchen at the Rose and Crown, Warwick, took home gold after representing the UK pub sector in the quest to find Britain’s Best Brigade, run by Essential Cuisine and voted for by the public.

After fighting off competition from the restaurant, hotel, education, event and healthcare sectors, the five-strong kitchen team came out on top and were commended for “bringing to life the sense of fun, togetherness and hard work that keeps the pub ticking.”

Leon Higham, head chef at the Peach Pubs site, said: "Winning this competition is simply fantastic - and a bigger deal than any of us could have realised.  When you look at how many great brigades from across the industry entered, it's really a great achievement to win. 

“I think it shows what Peach is all about; when you recruit a team and put the effort in, you get it back in spades. That's what I have in my team, and I can't wait to go and celebrate with them."

The win sees the team scoop the title of Britain’s best plus £1,000 and an exclusive menu development masterclass.

The public vote also raised money for each brigade’s nominated charity, with 50p for every vote registered being donated.