Best pubs in every UK county revealed

“These outstanding venues deserve this recognition now more than ever”

Pubs and bars across the UK are celebrating after being named the best venues in their respective counties.

Following  months of closures and restraints, and Covid-19 restrictions being eased on Monday 19 July, a total of 94 pubs and bars (listed below) will now be hoping to attract some new customers after receiving a prestigious National Pub & Bar Award.

As the summer holidays and staycations begin, friends and families can now discover which locals have been selected as the best in every area of the country.

The National Pub & Bar Awards aims to put the finest on-trade businesses across the UK in the national spotlight, showcasing just how diverse and creative the hospitality industry really is, as well as how these inspirational operations have survived the pandemic.

Going the distance

From the Highlands to Hampshire, the announcement of this year’s 94 county champions shows the level of quality being delivered to pub and bar visitors every day of the week.

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 30 Euston Square on Monday 6 September hosted by restaurant critic Grace Dent. 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.

“I’ve never been prouder of this industry,” says Tristan O’Hana, editor of Pub & Bar magazine, which hosts the event. “The entries for this year’s awards demonstrated the undeniable value that communities place on their beloved pubs and bars. To be able to acknowledge the hard work and diligence of venues across 94 UK counties is an absolute privilege. These outstanding venues deserve this recognition now more than ever.” 

The National Pub & Bar Awards is sponsored by: Ajinomoto, Americana, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, Farm Frites, Gaggia Milano, Havana Club, Hoshizaki, Kegstar, Quorn, Skinny Brands and Shufl.

The 94 National Pub & Bar Awards County Winners 2021

East Midlands  
Derbyshire The Cock Inn
Leicestershire Round Corner Brewing Taproom 
Northamptonshire The Tollemache Arms
Nottinghamshire The Radcliffe
Rutland The Admiral Hornblower
East of England  
Essex Galvin Green Man
Bedfordshire The Black Lion
Cambridgeshire The Royal Oak, Hail Weston
Hertfordshire Fox & Hounds, Hunsdon
Norfolk The Kings Head, Letheringsett
Suffolk The Freston Boot
City of London Puttshack
Greater London The Gun, Spitalfields
North East  
Durham Grannie Annie's Pub and Pantry
Northumberland The Craster Arms
Tyne and Wear Leila Lily's
North West  
Cheshire The Church Inn, Mobberley
Cumbria Woolpack Inn, Eskdale
Greater Manchester Roxy Ball Room, Deansgate
Lancashire The Jazz Emporium
Merseyside The Club House
Northern Ireland  
Antrim The Poet
Armagh Courthouse Bar
Down The Maghera Inn
Fermanagh Granny Annies
Derry / Londonderry Walled City Brewery
Tyrone Tomney's Bar
North West Scotland  
Highland The Plockton Hotel
Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles) The Cross Inn
North East Scotland  
Fife The Criterion
Aberdeenshire DogTap
City of Aberdeen The Tippling House
City of Dundee Tom's
Perth and Kinross The Meikleour Arms
Angus The Drovers Inn
Moray The Crown & Anchor Inn
Clackmannanshire The Old Brewery 
Shetland Islands Fjara Cafe Bar
Orkney Islands The Ferry Inn
South East Scotland  
City of Edinburgh No.1 The Grange
West Lothian The Livingston Inn
Falkirk Sportsters
Scottish Borders Dryburgh Arms
East Lothian The Bonnie Badger
Midlothian The Sun Inn
South West Scotland  
City of Glasgow Drygate Peaks Bar & Terrace
North Lanarkshire The Electric Bar
South Lanarkshire The Old Oak Inn
Renfrewshire The Boarding House
Dumfries and Galloway The Steamboat Inn
North Ayrshire The Corner House
East Ayrshire Weston Tavern & Restaurant
South Ayrshire The Tam O'Shanter Inn
East Dunbartonshire The Burnbrae Pub & Restaurant
Argyll and Bute The Whistlefield Inn
East Renfrewshire The Orchard Park Hotel, Bar and Grill
West Dunbartonshire The Balloch House Hotel
Stirling Allanwater Brewhouse
Inverclyde Nicolson's Bar & Kitchen
South East  
Berkshire Crown & Garter
Buckinghamshire Clayton's Marlow
East Sussex The Bull, Ditchling
Hampshire The Portsmouth Arms
Isle of Wight The Spyglass Inn
Kent The Rose & Crown, Green Street Green
West Sussex Crown & Anchor
Oxfordshire The Hollybush, Witney
Surrey The Wiremill Lakeside Pub & Inn
South West  
Bristol The Strawberry Thief
Cornwall The Rising Sun, Truro
Devon The Pigs Nose Inn
Dorset The Old Granary
Gloucestershire The Wheatsheaf Inn, Northleach
Somerset Ring O Bells, Nailsea
Wiltshire The Hatchet Inn
Gwent The Anchor Inn, Tintern
South Glamorgan Hare & Hounds
Mid Glamorgan The Old House 1147
West Glamorgan Britannia Inn
Dyfed The Griffin
Powys The Harp Inn 
Gwynedd Tŷ Coch Inn
Clwyd Three Eagles
West Midlands  
Herefordshire The Riverside at Aymestrey
Shropshire The Boathouse
Staffordshire The Red Lion, Newborough
Warwickshire The Cross at Kenilworth
West Midlands Attic Brew Co. Taproom
Worcestershire The Flyford
Yorkshire and the Humber  
East Riding of Yorkshire The Black Horse, Little Weighton
North Yorkshire The Carpenters Arms
South Yorkshire The Botanist
West Yorkshire The Shibden Mill Inn
Lincolnshire The Hope and Anchor 


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