John Smith’s Great British Pub Awards 2018

The Morning Advertiser is once again on the hunt for the best pubs and bars in Britain, with the return of the John Smith’s Great British Pub Awards.

Nineteen categories, ranging from Best Freehouse to Best Live Entertainment Pub, have seen over 100 finalists announced following the second round of judging. The winners from each category will be announced on Thursday 6th September in a ceremony held at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London.

Of the 19 winners, one will be selected to take the title of John Smith’s Great British Pub of the Year 2018. Below are the short-lists for each category – you can view details of each individual venue by clicking on their name, or, access the useyourlocal pub finder featuring all the finalists by clicking here.

Best Beer Bar/Pub

The Crown Inn, Oakengates, Shropshire
Hogshead, Wolverhampton
Mason & Company, London
North Bar, Leeds
The Bunch of Grapes, Pontypridd
The Great Northern Railway Tavern, London

Best Cider Bar/Pub

Cider Press, Bristol
The Old Horse, Leicester
The Crown at Woolhope, Herefordshire
The Harlequin, Sheffield
The Star Inn, Godalming

Best Community Pub

Chaplin’s & The Cellar Bar, Bournemouth
The Bull, Ditchling, East Sussex
The Fox, Lyng, Norfolk
The Horse & Jockey, Liverpool
The Pheasant at Neenton, Shropshire
The Royal Oak, Hail Weston, St Neots, Cambridgeshire

Best Family Pub

Fox and Hounds, Theale, Berkshire
The Eastfield Inn, Bristol
The Mayfield Seamer, Scarborough, Yorkshire
The Pen-y-cae Inn, Pen-y-cae, South Wales
The White Hart on the Green, Crowborough, East Sussex

Best Food Pub

Freemasons at Wiswell, Lancashire
The Dabbling Duck Pub, Great Massingham, Norfolk
The Elm Tree, Worksop, Derbyshire
The Kitchen at the Cross Keys, Epperstone, Nottinghamshire
The Port Gaverne Hotel, Port Gaverne, Cornwall
The Unruly Pig, Bromeswell, Suffolk

Best Freehouse

The Bull, Ditchling, East Sussex
The Fox at Peasemore, Berkshire
The Kenton, London
The Plough Inn, Faversham, Kent
The Roebuck Inn, Laughton, East Sussex
Ye Old Sun Inn, Tadcaster, Yorkshire

Best Inn

The Ellerby Country Inn, Ellerby, Whitby, North Yorkshire
The Black Swan, Kirby Stephen, Cumbria
The Mayfield Seamer, Scarborough, Yorkshire
The Pickwick Inn, Wadebridge, Cornwall
The White Hart, Ufford, Cambridgeshire
Timbrell’s Yard, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire

LGBTQ+

The Marlborough Pub, Brighton
Two Brewers, Clapham, London
The Little Angel, Whitby, Yorkshire
Mary’s, Cardiff

Best Live Entertainment Bar

The Fulford Arms, York
The Anchor Inn, Canterbury, Kent
Rendezvous, Weymouth, Dorset
Phoenix Artist Club, London
Chaplin’s & the Cellar Bar, Bournemouth
Chandos Arms, Colindale, London

Best Managed Pub

Pleased To Meet You, Newcastle
The Greyhound, Kirkdale, London
The Kings Arms, Bexleyheath, Kent
The King’s Head, Hursley, Winchester
The White Hart, Overton, Hampshire

Best Newcomer

7 Saints Bar & Burger Kitchen, Prestwick, Scotland
Central Oven & Shaker, Newcastle
Cowick Barton, Exeter, Devon
Frampton’s Cafe Bar & Kitchen, Bath
The Brisley Bell, Dereham, Norfolk
The Kings Arms, Offham, Kent

Best Partnership Pub

7 Saints Bar & Burger Kitchen, Prestwick, Scotland
So! Bar and Eats, Ripon, Yorkshire
The Horns, Reading, Berkshire
The Horse & Jockey, Liverpool
The Lion Treorchy, South Wales

Best Pub Garden

Chaplin’s & the Cellar Bar, Bournemouth
Jacob’s Inn, Oxford
Prince of Wales, Mosely, Birmingham
The Crown Inn, Carlisle, Cumbria
The Star Inn, Godalming, Surrey
Ye Old Sun Inn, Tadcaster, Yorkshire

Best Spirits Bar/Pub

Phoenix Artist Club, London
Fiesta Havana, Chester
The Mad Hatter, Oxford
The Stillery, Bury St Edmonds, Suffolk
Ye Old Sun Inn, Tadcaster, Yorkshire

Best Sports Pub

Barratts Club, Northampton
Elevens Bar & Grill, Cardiff
Famous Three Kings, Fulham, London
Greenwood, London
The Gardeners Arms/Murderers, Norwich, Norfolk
The Lion Treorchy, South Wales

Best Turnaround Pub

Mc & Sons, London
The Castle, Oxford
The Crown Inn, Carlisle, Cumbria
The Hare, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
The Horse & Jockey, Liverpool
The Hanmer Arms Inn, Whitchurch, Shropshire

Best Wine Bar/Pub

Chadwicks Inn, Maltby, Yorkshire
Daly’s Wine Bar, London
The Cross at Kenilworth, Warwickshire
The Red Lion & Sun, Highgate, London
The Three Crowns, Newton Abbot, Devon
The Hand at Llanarmon, North Wales

Chef of the Year

The White Swan, Burnley, Lancashire
The White Hart, Oldham, Manchester
The Unruly Pig, Bromeswell, Suffolk
The Turks Head, Woodbridge, Suffolk
Freemasons at Wiswell, Lancashire
Chadwicks Inn, Maltby, Yorkshire

Young Chef of the Year

Chadwicks Inn, Maltby, Yorkshire
The Horns, Reading, Berkshire
The Kentish Hare, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
The Red Lion Inn, Penderyn, South Wales

Pub Company Categories

Punch

The Albion, Barnsbury, London
Hiltonbury Farmhouse, Eastleigh, Hampshire
Flying Scotsman, Newcastle
Bristol Inn, Clevedon, Somerset
Champs, Urmston, Manchester

Marston’s

The Star, Penkridge, Stafford
George & Dragon, Arundel, West Sussex
The Anchor Inn, Burbage, Leicestershire
The Minster Inn, York
LC Drinks and Dine, Llandudno, North Wales

EI Group

The Horse & Jockey, Liverpool
The Lion Treorchy, South Wales
The Victoria Walshaw, Bury, Manchester
The Milk House, Sissinghurst, Kent
Milford Arms, Isleworth, London

Greene King

The Queen’s Head, Pinner, London
The Newbury, Newbury, Berkshire
Rogue, St Andrews, Scotland
The Elizabethan, Dunfermline, Scotland
The Saracen’s Head, Shirley, Derbyshire

Admiral

Dusty Miller, Brighouse, Yorkshire
The Albert, Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire
The Park Inn, Blackburn, Lancashire
Cock ‘n’ Bull.Co, Stourbridge, West Midlands
The Colston Arms, Bristol

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