How to…. Add photos to your website from your photo library (Desk top computer, not mobile phone)

You may wish to add and change the photos on your website as the seasons change, if you want to show off new dishes or you just feel like a change.

  • You must first sign in to which will take you to your pub/list of pubs
  • Click on the “Edit” button of the pub you wish to amend
  • Choose the blue tab marked “Website”
  • Click on “Manage Pages”
  • Select the “Edit” button of page you wish to add the photos to
  • Select the image you wish to add/change
  • Click on the image you wish to add, followed by “Select Image”
  • Click on “Save” and the image will be pulled through to your website
  • Continue with each page you wish to amend. If you have any problems or would like further help, please do not hesitate to call the team on 0191 691 5000

How to….add Photographs to the Library on your UYL website (on Desk Top Computer not mobile telephone)

It is important to keep your photos on your website up to date following, for example, a refurbishment or as the seasons change. The process is very simple. You must first sign in to which will take you to your pub/lists of your pubs

  • Your photographs have to be in your website library in order for you to add them to your website:
    • Click “Edit Pub” of the pub you are amending
  • Choose the blue tab marked “website”
  • Click on “Upload Photos”
  • Click on “Upload Files” – Top left of the screen
  • Click on “Select Files” and find the file holding your photographs on your computer
  • Select the photographs you require and add them to the library. The photos will now be held in the library, ready for you to add to your website. If you now wish to add these photos to your website, please follow

If you would further help, please do not hesitate to contact the team on 0191 691 5000

How to share your News, Offer or Event on Facebook

It is a very simple process to share your News, Offers and Events with your Facebook page:

  • Add your News, Offer or Event to your website using the admin page on Useyourlocal.
  • A prompt will then appear
  • Click on the Facebook button to open the Facebook Preview window and use the drop down box to find the option “Share on the Page You Manage”
  • The Facebook page for the outlet should appear – “Post to Facebook”. You can always add extra text under “Say something about this…”
  • Clicking on the Facebook post will now redirect your potential customers back to the news, offer or event on your website for full details – simple!

Any problems, please do not hesitate to contact the team on 0191 691 5000

Britain’s most Beautiful Pubs

They may not have a historical pedigree stretching back centuries, but several pubs across England have been deemed important enough to be granted listed status.

In his 1946 essay Moon Under Water, writer George Orwell described his ideal fictional pub.

He wrote that it would be “uncompromisingly Victorian” – offering “no glass-topped tables or other modern miseries… no sham roof-beams, inglenooks or plastic panels masquerading as oak”.

The latest list of pubs to be granted listed status may not have been to Orwell’s taste. Certainly, there’s a decent sprinkling of mock Tudor beams.

From Art Decco to Mock Tudor and whether or not you agree with Orwell, we should be very proud of these fabulous buildings housing our local hostelries, embrace their character and support their cause.

Let’s raise a glass to the most picturesque pubs the country has to offer, and let us know what you think…

Star Pubs & Bars Awards 2020

Star Pubs & Bars 2020 Award Winners

Every year those nice folk at Star Pubs & Bars hold an awards ceremony to recognise their best people and their best pubs. This year’s awards were hosted by comedian Joel Dommett and attended by 250 people at the five-star Luton Hoo Hotel in Bedfordshire..

Winners were announced in sixteen categories ranging from Best Food to Most Family-Friendly pub. Patricia and Adrian Watson of the Elephant & Castle at Hemingfield in South Yorkshire won Star Pub of the Year – after also receiving the prize for Marketing – for their superb standards in every area of the pub’s operation.

Star Pubs & Bar Award Winners List

Best Bar Team

Rose Hanison, The Black Horse, Norwich

Live Sports Venue

Belle Pubs & Restaurants, Griffin Belle, Vauxhall, London

Heart of the Community

Andrew Bear, The Engine, Kenilworth

Famous for Food

Darren and Kelly Lea, The Faulkner, Hoole

Most Family Friendly

Kate Hayden and Paul Warriner, The Extraordinary Hare, West Hendred

Best Outdoor Pub

Howard and Victoria Lapish, the Hooden Smokehouse & Cellar, Ashford

Pint Perfection

Matthew Muszynski, The Salisbury Ale House, Manchester

Best Cask Pub

Shaun Slater, The Black Rock, Wakefield


Patricia and Adrian Watson, the Elephant & Castle, Hemingfield

Best Newcomer

Paul Collins, The Roebuck, Forsbrook

Most Innovative

Eimear and Mark Walsh, The Winchmore, Winchmore Hill

Best Soft Drinks

Whiting and Hammond, The Blue Ball, Walton on the Hill

Best Spirits

David King, City Tavern, Newcastle

Best Wine

Andrew and Sisi Ryder, The Phoenix Inn, Hartley Wintney

Just Add Talent Pub of the Year

Stephen and Vicky Pritchard, The Dog & Partridge, Stockport

Star Pub of the Year

Patricia and Adrian Watson, the Elephant & Castle, Hemingfield