Pubs in every UK county celebrate awards win

A total of 94 pubs and bars have been recognised by the National Pub & Bar Awards.

Pubs and bars across the United Kingdom raised a toast ahead of the long Easter weekend, following the unveiling of this year’s National Pub & Bar Awards County Winners.

The annual event names a total of 94 venues (which can be found below) as the best in their respective counties, aiming to highlight the positive and inspiring work being carried out across the UK’s hospitality industry.

Overjoyed pub and bar operators were informed of their achievements ahead of the grand final awards ceremony, which takes place in London on 28 June. There, the County Winners will discover which pubs will be taking home a Regional title, as well as which site is to be named the UK’s best, leaving with the overall National Pub & Bar of the Year accolade. 

Entries for the awards have been open since the start of the year, with hundreds of venues outlining the details of their operation, summarising the work that goes into design, training, team welfare, sustainability, food, drink, marketing and many other areas.  

“We were overwhelmed by the level and quality of entries this year,” says Tristan O’Hana, editor of Pub & Bar magazine, which runs the awards. “It just goes to show what magnificent work is going on across the UK hospitality sector. With outrageous energy costs, recruitment shortages and a punishing taxation system, these businesses are once again facing tough times. Now, more than ever, it’s vital that people support their local pubs and bars. So, why not check out the finest in your county?”

At the grand final, other awards will be handed out, including the Pub Brand of the Year, Bar Brand of the Year, Pub Chef of the Year and Sustainable Pub & Bar of the Year. The 15 Regional Winners will then be announced ahead of the esteemed National Pub & Bar of the Year award, which in 2022 was won by The Frogmill in Cheltenham.

The National Pub & Bar Awards 2023 is sponsored by Heineken, ICRTouch, Kerrymaid, Lamb Weston, Loomis, Majestic Commercial, Mission Foods and Schweppes.

The 94 National Pub & Bar Awards County Winners 2023

For an interactive map view of all the winners, please click here.

East Midlands
Rutland, The Admiral Hornblower
Leicestershire, The Griffin Inn
Derbyshire, The Red Lion at Peak Edge
Northamptonshire, The Tollemache Arms
Nottinghamshire, Ye Olde Bridge Inn

East of England
Suffolk, Coach & Horses
Essex, Galvin Green Man
Hertfordshire, The Black Horse, Barnet
Norfolk, The Kings Head, Letheringsett
Bedfordshire, The Manor Bar & Barbers
Cambridgeshire, The Three Hills 

Greater London, The Barley Mow, Mayfair
City of London, The Oyster Shed

North East
Durham, The Bay Horse
Northumberland, The Crown Inn Humshaugh
Tyne and Wear, Three Mile

North West
Cumbria, The Brown Horse Inn
Greater Manchester, The Crown and Kettle
Cheshire, The Swan at Marbury
Lancashire, The White Bull at Oswaldtwistle
Merseyside, The Windmill, Southport 

Northern Ireland
Tyrone, Bogans
Antrim, Hearth
Derry/Londonderry, Peadar O'Donnell's
Armagh, The Hole in the Wall
Down, The Maghera Inn
Fermanagh, The Taphouse

North West Scotland
Highland, The Ben Nevis Bar
Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles), The Cross Inn
Stirling, The Cross Keys, Kippen
Argyll and Bute, Tigh An Truish

North East Scotland
Perth and Kinross, BrewDog Perth
Orkney Islands, Helgi's
City of Aberdeen, Siberia Bar & Hotel
City of Dundee, The Barrelman
Aberdeenshire, The Boat Inn
Fife, The Criterion
Clackmannanshire, The Mansfield Arms
Moray, The Old Mill Inn
Angus, The Picture House
Shetland Islands, The Welcome Inn

South East Scotland
West Lothian, Platform 3
East Lothian, The Bonnie Badger
Scottish Borders, The Bridge Inn
Midlothian, The Bridge Inn at Ratho
City of Edinburgh, The Scran & Scallie
Falkirk, The Wheatsheaf

South West Scotland
Renfrewshire, The Boarding House
East Renfrewshire, The Cartvale
North Lanarkshire, The Electric Bar
City of Glasgow, The Gate
North Ayrshire, The Red Squirrel
South Ayrshire, The Smoking Goat
East Dunbartonshire, The Stables
Dumfries and Galloway, The Steamboat Inn
South Lanarkshire, The Strathaven
East Ayrshire, The Weston
Inverclyde, Tokyo Joe
Dunbartonshire, Tullie Inn

South East
Berkshire Hare & Hounds, Newbury
West Sussex, The Blue Bell at Cocking
Isle of Wight, The Fighting Cocks
Kent, The Marquis of Granby
Buckinghamshire, The Oarsman
Surrey, The Running Horses, Mickleham
Oxfordshire, The Rusty Bicycle
East Sussex, The Stag Inn
Hampshire, The Vaults

South West
Wiltshire, Bell & Crown
Gloucestershire, The Crown at Ampney Brook
Cornwall, The Driftwood Spars
Dorset, The Langton Arms
Bristol, The Lost & Found Bristol
Devon, The Masons Arms
Somerset, The Swan, Wedmore

West Glamorgan, Britannia Inn
Gwent, The Clytha Arms
Gwynedd, The Fairy Falls Hotel
South Glamorgan, The Heathcock
Powys, The Old Black Lion
Mid Glamorgan, The Old House 1147
Clwyd, Three Eagles
Dyfed, White Hart Thatched Inn & Brewery

West Midlands
West Midlands, Attic Brew Co.
Staffordshire, Fitzherbert Arms
Shropshire, Pheasant at Neenton
Worcestershire, The Hart at Headless Cross
Warwickshire, The Red Lion, Long Compton
Herefordshire, The Riverside at Aymestrey

Yorkshire and the Humber
West Yorkshire, Shibden Mill Inn
North Yorkshire, The Fat Badger Harrogate
East Riding of Yorkshire, The Goodmanham Arms
Lincolnshire, The Strait and Narrow
South Yorkshire, The Woodman

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