Britain’s best pubs and bars revealed just in time for Easter bank holiday weekend

The bars have a huge reach from Clackmannanshire to Cornwall and operators will be hoping this will be the springboard they need to continue rising trade

Almost 100 pubs and bars will be celebrating after being named the best in Britain

Britain’s best pubs and bars have been named just in time for the Easter bank holiday weekend.

A total of 94 pubs and bars from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have won the coveted County Winner title as part of the 2022 National Pub & Bar Awards.

The bars have a huge reach from Clackmannanshire to Cornwall and operators will be hoping this will be the springboard they need to continue rising trade.

Fifteen Regional Winners will also be announced, as well as the esteemed accolade – the overall National Pub & Bar of the Year.

Tristan O’ Hara, editor of Pub & Bar magazine, which hosts the event said: “Just from being out in these venues, you can see how much pubs and bars mean to people across the UK,”

Almost 100 winners have been announced


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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

The news will be welcome from publicans who have faced a tough few years


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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

The winners are expected to see a huge lift in their fortunes


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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

Bar operators are expected to attract more customers after their wins


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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 Humbers
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

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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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