Nearly 100 pubs and bars named the UK’s best

Pubs and bars across the country celebrate on the road to recovery.

Nearly 100 pubs and bars across the UK are celebrating ahead of the bank holiday weekend, after a selection of venues were named the best in their respective counties.

With consumer confidence on the rise and hospitality venues continuing their journey on the road to recovery, 94 pubs and bars across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland (listed below) have scooped a prestigious County Winner title as part of the 2022 National Pub & Bar Awards.

From Clackmannanshire to Cornwall, these industry-leading operators will now be hoping to attract visitors from near and far off the back of their award wins, especially as the summer season looms.

The National Pub & Bar Awards aims to put exemplary on-trade businesses across the UK in the national spotlight, showcasing the hospitality industry’s diversity, creativity and vital importance to the UK economy.

The announcement of this year’s 94 County Winners 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 Wednesday 22 June. 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, which was won by Galvin Green Man in Essex in 2021.

“Just from being out in these venues, you can see how much pubs and bars mean to people across the UK,” says Tristan O’Hana, editor of Pub & Bar magazine, which hosts the event. “With visitor numbers increasing, it’s more important than ever for operators to deliver a standout service during every visit – no matter the business in question. These 94 County Winners are wonderful examples of the brilliance of today’s modern on-trade. If you live near one of these sites, make sure you pay them a visit!”

The National Pub & Bar Awards is sponsored by Cawston Press, graze, Hellmann's, Kegstar, Lamb Weston, Kingfisher, Knorr, The Real English Drinks Distillery and St. Pierre.

The 94 National Pub & Bar Awards County Winners 2022

East Midlands
Derbyshire - The Cock Inn, Mugginton
Leicestershire - Knight & Garter
Northamptonshire - The Red Lion, Cranford
Nottinghamshire - The Radcliffe
Rutland - The Olive Branch

East of England
Essex - Galvin Green Man
Bedfordshire - The Crown, Henlow
Cambridgeshire - The Three Hills
Hertfordshire - The Silver Cup
Norfolk - The Dabbling Duck
Suffolk - The Freston Boot

City of London - The Oyster Shed
Greater London - Blue Boar Pub

North East
Durham - The Kingslodge Inn
Northumberland - The Craster Arms
Tyne and Wear - Three Mile

North West
Cheshire - The Church Inn, Mobberley
Cumbria - The Black Bull, Sedbergh
Greater Manchester - Flight Club
Lancashire - Bowland Beer Hall
Merseyside - Roxy Ball Room, Rainford Square

Northern Ireland
Antrim - The Speckled Hen
Armagh - Courthouse Bar
Down - The Dundrum Inn
Fermanagh - Crowes Nest
Derry - Granny Annies
Tyrone - Tomney's

North West Scotland
Highland - The Plockton Hotel
Stirling - The Inn at Torbrex
Argyll and Bute - Macgochans Pub & Kitchen
Western Isles - Polochar Inn

North East Scotland
Fife - Vic St Andrews
Aberdeenshire - The Boat Inn, Aboyne
City of Aberdeen - BrewDog Aberdeen
City of Dundee - 3 Session Street
Perth and Kinross - The Pitcairngreen Inn
Angus - The Drovers Inn
Moray - The Mash Tun
Clackmannanshire - The Bobbing John
Shetland Islands - Fjara Cafe Bar
Orkney Islands - The Ferry Inn

South East Scotland
City of Edinburgh - Malones Edinburgh
West Lothian - Saltire
Falkirk - High Spirits
Scottish Borders - Traquair Arms
East Lothian - The Bonnie Badger
Midlothian - The Paper Mill

South West Scotland
City of Glasgow - The Upstairs Bar at Ubiquitous Chip
North Lanarkshire - Electric Bar
South Lanarkshire - The Old Oak Inn
Renfrewshire - Fox and Hounds Houston
Dumfries and Galloway - The Steamboat Inn
North Ayrshire - The Waterside Hotel
East Ayrshire - The Weston
South Ayrshire - Souter's Inn
East Dunbartonshire - The Stables
East Renfrewshire - The Cartvale
West Dunbartonshire - Great Scots' Bar, Cameron House
Inverclyde - Nicolson's Bar & Kitchen

South East
Berkshire - The Hartley Arms
Buckinghamshire - The Nag's Head
East Sussex - The Joker
Hampshire - The Cricketers Inn, Curdridge
Isle of Wight - The Taverners
Kent - The Tiger Inn
West Sussex - The Angel Inn, Petworth
Oxfordshire - The Horseshoes
Surrey - Cricketers on The Green, Pirbright

South West
Bristol - The Ostrich
Cornwall - The Fox's Revenge
Devon - The Thatched Tavern
Dorset - The Pavilion Arms
Gloucestershire - The Frogmill
Somerset - The Old King's Head, Worle
Wiltshire - The Bradley Hare

Gwent - The Greyhound Inn and Hotel, Llantrisant
South Glamorgan - The Botanist, Cardiff
Mid Glamorgan - The Old House 1147
West Glamorgan - Britannia Inn, Gower
Dyfed - The Stackpole Inn
Powys - The Sun Hotel
Gwynedd - Golden Fleece Inn
Clwyd - The West Arms Country Inn

West Midlands
Herefordshire - The Riverside at Aymestrey
Shropshire - The Boathouse Inn
Staffordshire - Fitzherbert Arms
Warwickshire - The George Townhouse
West Midlands - Attic Brew Co. Taproom
Worcestershire - The Flyford

Yorkshire and the Humber
East Riding of Yorkshire - Firepit, Beverley
North Yorkshire - The Punch Bowl, Marton-cum-Grafton
South Yorkshire - Public
West Yorkshire - The Maven
Lincolnshire - The Cross Keys Inn