Pubs across the UK celebrate as the best in 94 counties are announced

Pubs across the UK celebrate as the best in 94 counties are announced

Pubs across the UK will be celebrating this weekend after 94 individual sites were named the best in their counties.

From Oxfordshire to the Orkney Islands, the County Winners of the National Pub & Bar Awards are some of the finest examples currently operating in the United Kingdom’s cities, towns and villages.

The pubs, which have been selected on overall best practice across a number of operational categories, will be officially crowned at a red carpet celebration at BAFTA 195 Piccadilly on Wednesday 23 May. At the grand final, 15 Regional Winners will also be announced, as well as the esteemed accolade – the overall National Pub & Bar of the Year.

“This positive, industry-boosting news comes at a time when closures of pubs and bars are too often focused on in the press,” says Tristan O’Hana, editor of Pub & Bar magazine, which runs the awards. “The sole purpose of the National Pub & Bar Awards is to tell as many people as possible about the incredible businesses that these County Winners are running. With 94 triumphant pubs on the winners list, chances are that every person in the UK will have an award-winning pub near them. Get out there and see these places for yourselves!”

The 94 National Pub & Bar Awards County Winners

East Midlands

Derbyshire – The Cock Inn, Mugginton
Leicestershire – Knight & Garter
Northamptonshire – The Tollemache Arms
Nottinghamshire – The Railway at Lowdham
Rutland – The Grainstore Brewery Tap

East of England

Essex – Galvin Green Man
Bedfordshire – The Bell in Studham
Cambridgeshire – The Salisbury Arms
Hertfordshire – The Alford Arms
Norfolk – The White Horse, Brancaster
Suffolk – The Turks Head


City of London – The Trading House
Greater London – The Half Moon, Herne Hill

North East

Durham – The South Causey Inn
Northumberland – The Rat Inn
Tyne and Wear – The Botanist, Newcastle

North West

Cheshire – The Church Inn, Mobberley
Cumbria – George and Dragon, Clifton
Greater Manchester – The Bay Horse Tavern
Lancashire – Bowland Beer Hall
Merseyside – The Smugglers Cove

Northern Ireland

Antrim – The Northern Whig
Armagh – Keegan’s Bar
Down – The Stokers Halt
Fermanagh – Blakes of the Hollow
Londonderry – Walled City Brewery
Tyrone – The Brewer’s House


Highland – The Plockton Hotel
Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles) – Westford Inn
Fife – St Andrews Brewing Co Brewpub
Aberdeenshire – The Redgarth
City of Aberdeen – Orchid
City of Dundee – The West House
Perth and Kinross – The Old Mill Inn
Angus – The Picture House
Moray – The Mosset Tavern
Clackmannanshire – The Old Brewery
Shetland Islands – Pier Head
Orkney Islands – The Ferry Inn
City of Edinburgh – Innis & Gunn Beer Kitchen
West Lothian – The Torphichen Inn
Falkirk – Behind The Wall
Scottish Borders – The Craw Inn
East Lothian – Duck’s Inn
Midlothian – The Sun Inn
City of Glasgow – WEST On The Green
North Lanarkshire – The Electric Bar
South Lanarkshire – Inn on the Loch
Renfrewshire – The Houston Inn
Dumfries and Galloway – The Steamboat Inn
North Ayrshire – The Ship Inn
East Ayrshire – The Mill House
South Ayrshire – Scotts Troon
East Dunbartonshire – The Station
Argyll and Bute – The Drovers Inn
East Renfrewshire – Miller & Carter Newton Mearns
West Dunbartonshire – The Balloch House
Stirling – The Inn at Torbrex
Inverclyde – The James Watt

South East

Berkshire – The Fox & Hounds, Theale
Buckinghamshire – The Pointer
East Sussex – The Bull, Ditchling
Hampshire – The King’s Head, Hursley
Isle of Wight – The Spy Glass Inn
Kent – The Dog at Wingham
West Sussex – The White Horse, Chilgrove
Oxfordshire – The Hare, Milton-under-Wychwood
Surrey – Gomshall Mill

South West

Bristol – The Pony & Trap
Cornwall – Port Gaverne Hotel
Devon – The Lamb Inn, Sandford
Dorset – The Anchor Inn, Seatown
Gloucestershire – The Lion Inn, Winchcombe
Somerset – The Hare & Hounds, Bath
Wiltshire – The Methuen Arms


Gwent – Potters Pub
South Glamorgan – Cambrian Tap
Mid Glamorgan – The Lion Treorchy
West Glamorgan – The Brit Pub
Dyfed – The Griffin
Powys – The Three Horseshoes, Groesffordd
Gwynedd – The Bull, Beaumaris
Clwyd – The Fat Boar, Wrexham

West Midlands

Herefordshire – The Stagg Inn
Shropshire – The Boathouse Bar + Grill
Staffordshire – The Fitzherbert Arms
Warwickshire – The George Townhouse
West Midlands – The Physician
Worcestershire – The Fleece Inn

Yorkshire and the Humber

East Riding of Yorkshire – The Old Star, Kilham
North Yorkshire – The Punch Bowl
South Yorkshire – The Botanist, Sheffield
West Yorkshire – North Bar
Lincolnshire – The Hope and Anchor