The best pubs and bars across 94 counties have been named

The best pubs and bars across 94 counties have been named

The National Pub & Bar Awards has announced the best pubs and bars from each county across the United Kingdom.

In total, 94 venues from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have been selected as the best in their county, and will now make their way to the National Pub & Bar Awards grand final at BAFTA in London on Tuesday 23 May.

At the final, the 94 County Winners will be in the running to be named the best in their region. What’s more, the overall National Pub & Bar of Year will also be announced.

Having fought off 93 County Winners at the National Pub & Bar Awards 2016, The Church Inn of Mobberley was officially named as the best pub in the UK at London’s BAFTA last May. With the accolade came pride, not to mention many visitors travelling from far and wide to visit the standout business.

“The Church Inn won the best pub in the country – the spike was nuts after that,” says Tim Bird, owner of The Church Inn. “The spike in May was massive.”

The 2017 County Winners have been selected around multiple marks of quality, assessing every element that goes into making a hospitality experience truly excellent.

“This is an industry that never stands still – the operators of the best pubs know that they have to be at the top of their game 100% of the time,” says Tristan O’Hana, editor of Pub & Bar magazine. “Our 94 County Winners are shining examples of that energy and creativity. They are what makes the pubs and bars of the UK so renowned. Congratulations to all of the finalists.”

The National Pub & Bar Awards County Winners:

East Midlands

Derbyshire – The Cock Inn, Mugginton
Leicestershire – The Manners Arms
Northamptonshire – 185 Watling Street
Nottinghamshire – The Hockley Arts Club
Rutland – The Grainstore Brewery Tap

East of England

Essex – Galvin Green Man
Bedfordshire – The Fancott
Cambridgeshire – The White Hart, Ufford
Hertfordshire – The Fox at Willian
Norfolk – The Crown, Pulham Market
Suffolk – The Turks Head


City of London – The Trading House
Greater London – Four Thieves

North East

Durham – The Copper Mine
Northumberland – The Feathers Inn, Hedley on the Hill
Tyne and Wear – The Botanist

North West

Cheshire – Cholmondeley Arms
Cumbria – The Punch Bowl Inn & Restaurant
Greater Manchester – Albert’s Schloss
Lancashire – Derby Arms, Longridge
Merseyside – The Ship & Mitre

Northern Ireland

Antrim – The Northern Whig
Armagh – The Corner House
Down – Denvir’s Coaching Inn
Fermanagh – The Taphouse
Londonderry – Dormans
Tyrone – Time Bar


Aberdeenshire – Cock and Bull
Angus – The Old Brewhouse
Argyll and Bute – Ballygrant Inn & Restaurant
City of Aberdeen – The Tippling House
City of Dundee – The West House
City of Edinburgh – The Caley Sample Room
City of Glasgow – WEST On The Green
Clackmannanshire – The Old Brewery
Dumfries and Galloway – The Steamboat Inn
East Ayrshire – Franklin & Sloane
East Dunbartonshire – The Stables
East Lothian – The Crown and Kitchen
East Renfrewshire – The White Cart
Falkirk – Johnston’s Bar Bistro
Fife – The Ship Inn, Elie
Highland – Applecross Inn
Inverclyde – Old Bank Bar
Midlothian – The Sun Inn
Moray – The Red Lion, Forres
Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles) – Westford Inn
North Ayrshire – The Canny Man
North Lanarkshire – Railway Tavern
Orkney Islands – The Ferry Inn
Perth and Kinross – The Old Mill Inn
Renfrewshire – Fox and Hounds
Scottish Borders – Allanton Inn
Shetland Islands – Pier Head
South Ayrshire – The Smoking Goat
South Lanarkshire – The Crown Inn, Biggar
Stirling – The Cross Keys
West Dunbartonshire – The Balloch House
West Lothian – The Volunteer Arms

South East

Berkshire – The Crown at Bray
Buckinghamshire – The Swan Inn, Milton Keynes Village
East Sussex – The Bell, Ticehurst
Hampshire – The King’s Head, Hursley
Isle of Wight – The Taverners
Kent – The Dog At Wingham
West Sussex – The White Horse, Chilgrove
Oxfordshire – The Bull Inn, Charlbury
Surrey – The Park Hatch

South West

Bristol – The Albion
Cornwall – The Port Gaverne Hotel
Devon – The Cornish Arms
Dorset – The Anchor Inn, Seatown
Gloucestershire – Brewhouse & Kitchen Cheltenham
Somerset – The Lord Poulett Arms
Wiltshire – The Swan, Enford


Clwyd – The West Arms
Dyfed – The Stackpole Inn
Gwent – The Bell at Skenfrith
Gwynedd – The Bull, Beaumaris
Mid Glamorgan – Nolton Corner
Powys – The Harp, Old Radnor
South Glamorgan – Tiny Rebel, Cardiff
West Glamorgan – Britannia Inn

West Midlands

Herefordshire – The Bridge Inn
Shropshire – The Boathouse Bar + Grill
Staffordshire – The Fitzherbert Arms
Warwickshire – The George Townhouse
West Midlands – The Old Joint Stock
Worcestershire – The Swan Inn, Hanley Swan

Yorkshire and the Humber

East Riding of Yorkshire – Pipe and Glass
North Yorkshire – Aldwark Arms
South Yorkshire – The Botanist
West Yorkshire – The Alchemist
Lincolnshire – The Hope and Anchor