A COUNTY pub has been commended for its authenticity.
The Sun Inn at Leintwardine is a "simple, unspoiled gem" according Sawday's Pubs and Inns of England and Wales, with its homemade soup and stew, local pork pies and ploughman's lunches earning particular praise.
The pub was chosen by Sawday’s Special Places, Pubs and Inns of England and Wales.
The pub's "eco extension" at the back of the property was praised by the guide, as was its homemade soup and stew, local pork pies and ploughman's lunches.
The pub was owned by 94-year-old Flossie Lane up until her death in 2009.
But, despite it now being under new ownership, Flossie's spirit still lives on, according to the guide.
"It is an outstanding example of a heritage parlour pub with huge community commitment and a foot in the 21st century," said editor David Hancock.