We love nothing better than a good pint in Yorkshire. Whether it be in a buzzing beer garden in the city centre or a quiet country pub nestled in a quaint village.
Yorkshire has plenty of both types of pub – that’s for sure. And, not four pubs in Yorkshire which have been named amongst the best in God’s Own Country are going to be competing for the title of the National Pub & Bar of the Year.
94 winners for each part of the country of been announced and now pubs across the length and breadth of the UK will compete to be named number one.
The bars are part of the awards’ County Winners list which has seen 94 winners highlighted from across the length and breadth of the UK.
The four pubs all won awards in various categories and are now aiming to take up the best pub in the UK award, which is an exciting prospect.
Goodmanham Arms, East Yorkshire
First is Goodmanham Arms in East Yorkshire, which recently won CAMRA’s ‘East Yorkshire Village Pub of the Year 2022’, and can be found a stone’s throw from Market Weighton in Goodmanham village.
Shibden Mill Inn, West Yorkshire
Next on the list is Shibden Mill Inn near Halifax in West Yorkshire which won Best Pub for Food in the Great British Pub Awards and regularly features in the Top 50 Gastropubs list by Estrella.
Fat Badger, North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire’s Fat Badger in Harrogate took the top spot and with good reason. The pub has great bones. Inside it has that old-fashioned vibe that transports you back in time.
The Woodman in South Yorkshire took to social media to celebrate their win posting: “We have only gone and bagged best pub/bar in South Yorkshire.”
“Thank you, each and every one of you, for your continued support. It means the world to us and makes it all the more worthwhile”
The grand final will see 15 regional winners announced plus Pub Brand of the Year, Bar Brand of the Year, Pub Chef of the Year, and Sustainable Pub of the Year.
Then of course the Pub of The Year for 2023 will be announced and we’ve got our fingers crossed that Yorkshire is bringing it home.
Tristan O’Hana, editor of Pub & Bar magazine, which runs the awards. “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.”
Feature Image Credit: Shibden Mill