A VILLAGE pub in the Yorkshire Wolds has been honoured by a new national guide.

The Goodmanham Arms in Market Weighton was one of three pubs across England to win an "authentic pub award" in the newly-published 12th edition of Sawday’s Guide to Pubs & Inns of England & Wales.

The guide said the pub remained unspoiled "in the face of an ever-gentrifying industry".

The main pub interior remains very traditional, although landlord Vito Logozzi recently added a mini-museum in a new sideroom, to showcase his collection of motorbikes and motoring memorabilia, and he and his wife Abbie brew in an outbuilding, with their own beers always included among a wide range on the bar.

Writing about the pub, the Swaday's authors wrote: "In the middle of a village of whitewashed cottages, in yet-to-be-discovered 'Hockneyshire', is a simple red brick pub. Built in the 1800s it's handsome enough, with a pantile roof and a beer garden at the back. Inside is another story!

"Enter a wood-clad wonder of old settles and wheel-back chairs, ticking clocks and roaring fires, brasses, baskets, books and candles, and All Hallows ales behind the bar: Abbie and Vito have a craft brewery out the back (Dark Mild, Gold and Porter).

"They're CAMRA award-winners too, so there's Ragged Robin and Old Peculier and guest beers that rotate weekly. In one of three linking rooms (one housing Vito's motorbikes), is a magnificent range on which they do the cooking. Arrive early if you want a table; the Gypsy Pot, tender beef cooked in ale, is sublime. Old-fashioned, timeless, and with a welcome second to none."

The guide includes more than 1,000 pubs around England and Wales. The other two pubs to win the authenticity awards were The Old Spot in Dursley, Gloucestershire, and The Horseshoe Inn in Ebbesborne Wake, Wiltshire.

Landlord Vito Logozzi has added a mini museum of motorbikes in a side room

Toby Sawday, managing director of Sawday’s, said: “The pub world is changing at hectic speed, amidst the mire of lattes, chrome, hip-dom and hedonism there are bastions of special and we’ve found them."