Falmouth’s oldest hotel, The Greenbank, took home the title of Best Foodie Hotel in the south west at the Food Magazine Reader Awards.

The voters who deemed the hotel worthy of the accolade were all readers of Food Magazine and www.food-mag.co.uk, and this year saw thousands of individual votes cast across the 12 categories for the awards, held at Darts Farm in Devon.

The four-star hotel overlooking the Carrick Roads and Flushing already boasts two AA-rosette status in their popular Water’s Edge restaurant.

Headed up by executive chef Nick Hodges and head chef Bobby Southworth, the Water’s Edge says it offers "inventive menus that encapsulate the taste of Cornwall", including bottomless gin brunches, afternoon tea and a seasonally changing à la carte menu.

As well as the Water’s Edge upstairs, The Greenbank has its own pub below decks, which has been established as a spot for locals to sink a few pints for more than 300 years.

Rebuilt in 2015, The Working Boat offers an alternative menu and atmosphere for visitors and guests of the hotel.

The kitchen crew is led by head chef Liam Humberstone and the menu offers hearty pub grub.

Nick Hodges said: “The team and I are delighted to have received this award, especially as it has been voted by the readers, many of which are our guests. It’s fantastic that all the hard work put in by the team has been recognised with such a prestigious award.

“For us as chefs, The Greenbank is a special place regarding food. We offer a wide range of dishes to suit everyone, whether you are seeking award-winning food for a special occasion, or a delicious fish pie or burger.

"Seafood is of course prominent on our menus being situated on the quay. We’re looking forward to this year and excited to be launching new menus coming out in March.”