The tiny English village with the 'best curry house in the country' | The Sun

THE best curry restaurants in the UK have been revealed – with the winner found in a small English village.

The annual English Curry Awards, with Just Eat, recently named the best across the country.

Awards included the best restaurants per region, as well as the best takeaway and best customer experience.

However, the Curry Restaurant of the Year Overall Winner was named Alessi Indian Restaurant.

Found in the village of Audley in Staffordshire, it not only won Best Restaurant of the Year, but also the Best Midlands Restaurant.

Last year, they also won the Critic’s Choice Restaurant of the Year award and were even named Most Wanted Restaurant of the Year in the West Midlands in 2021.

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The restaurant wrote on social media: "A huge thank you to everyone: our guests, regulars, and all the staff.

"We wouldn’t have been able to win these awards with you and much, much more to come from us."

The restaurant opened 11 years ago, with the name coming from the owner's daughter.

Owner Jake said: "The Indian restaurant is something that's built into UK society – it's just as important in UK culture as the local food."

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Guests have raved about the menuCredit: Google
One person said it was the best meal in Stoke on TrentCredit: Google

He added: "My nan lived in Audley all her life. The village has always been a huge part of my life.

"To bring awards here makes me very proud."

Previous guests of the curry house have raved about it too.

One person wrote: "Have been dining at Alessi for over 10 years. The food and service is top notch and always consistent."

Another wrote: "This is my absolute favourite restaurant in Stoke on Trent."

Someone joked: "The Kardashians wouldn't look out of place if you saw them here."

While Audley is small, there are other places to dine too.

The Butchers Arms is a popular pub with locals, along with New Royal Balti, another Indian restaurant and Chinese takeaway New Ruby.

it is even home to a climbing centre for rock climbers, as well as a volunteer-run Audley Theatre which opened in 1911 as a cinema.

But there are lots of other amazing attractions in Staffordshire.

A 900-year-old castle in the region was named one of the best to visit in the country.

Tamworth Castle was even the home of "warrior queen" Aethelflaed before her death in 918.

And a huge new holiday park could soon open in Staffordshire.

Moneystone Park hopes to create 250 lodges as well as a swimming pool and indoor activity park.

This would include a soft play, indoor climbing wall, cinema and bowling lanes, while outdoor activities would include archery and horse riding.

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Otherwise just down the road is Alton Towers, the biggest theme park in the UK, as well as Bewilderwood.

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