In Yorkshire, we take our pubs seriously. Punters are quick to let you know when they’re not happy. This is definitely not the case at the family-run pub in West Yorkshire, which was has won the Stonegate Group Pub Partners’ Pub of the Year category in The Great British Pub Awards 2021.
Myrtle Tavern, which is found in Meanwood a suburb in Leeds, the pub is famed for its homemade Sunday roasts and unrivalled small plates and has now triumphed in the annual competition.
Celebrating their win the pub wrote on social media: ” We did it. Over 3500 pubs in our category, down to 6 finalists and last night we were announced as the winner of Stonegate pub or the year.
“Overwhelming to say the least and we were shocked, Thank you to our Myrtle family and our customers for all your support.
“Dedicating this award to our friend and one of our first customers when we moved in 10 years ago, John Jordan who we still sadly miss. He would have loved to talk about this and wind us up.”
The popular pub in West Yorkshire went out of its way to ensure that it helped out the locals during lockdowns one and two. They delivered meals and supplies to those isolating and put on quizzes and music virtually, which had thousands tuning in.
Speaking about it the owners said how they thought they’d have two to three people tuning in, but it ended up thousands would tune in live each time.
The pub also adapted its beer garden into a beautiful ‘secret garden’ and attracted thousands of customers and hired huge amounts of staff to help with the table services and other elements. The beer garden became a 900 capacity venue during the lockdown.
Check out the social media page here to keep up to date on any events they’ve planned.