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Great British Pub Awards 2017 finalists unveiled

By Michelle Perrett , 29-Jun-2017
Last updated on 18-Jul-2017 at 14:44 GMT2017-07-18T14:44:54Z

Great British Pub Awards 2017: The finalists have been revealed
Great British Pub Awards 2017: The finalists have been revealed

The finalists have been announced for the Great British Pub Awards 2017.  

This year saw a huge number of entries submitted for the awards across 17 categories from all across the UK.

Following an initial two rounds of rigorous judging the finalists have finally been chosen. They will now be visited by one of the judges where they will have their business scrutinised and then a panel of judges will conduct final interviews with the pubs by Skype.

A winner from each category will be selected and announced at the glittering event which takes place on Thursday, 7 September at London Hilton on Park Lane.

Editor of the Morning Advertiser Ed Bedington said: “This is one of the most rigorous judging processes in the pub sector.

“Congratulations to the pubs that have it through to the third round." 

The finalists for the Pub Food category will be announced at a later date.


The finalists are:


Best Beer/Pub

Foleys Tap House, Leeds

Temple Brew, London

The Caley Sample Room, Edinburgh

The Drawing Board, Leamington Spa

The Sun Hotel & Bar, Lancaster

The Wenlock Arms, London


Best Cider Bar/Pub

The Frothblowers, Peterborough

The Harlequin, Sheffield

The Stable, Bristol

The Star Inn, Godalming

Chaplins & Cellar Bar, Boscombe, Bournemouth

The Crown at Woolhope, Hereford


Best Community Pub

Bevendean community Pub (The Bevy), Brighton

Chandos Arms, Colindale, London

The Cellar House, Norwich

The Firbank Pub and Kitchen, Manchester

The Hastings, Seaton Delaval

Chaplins & Cellar Bar, Boscombe, Bournemouth  


Best Family Pub

The Boot, Sarratt

The Chequers, Houghton Conquest

The Eastfield Inn, Bristol

The Fox & Hounds, Reading

The Rose and Crown, St Albans

The Snow Goose Pub, Farnborough


Best Food

Compasses Inn, Canterbury, Kent

The Durham Ox, York, North Yorkshire

The George Pub & Restaurant, Molash, Canterbury, Kent

The Kentish Hare, Bidborough, Tunbridge Wells

The Roebuck Inn, Laughton, East Sussex

The Turks Head, Hasketon, Woodbridge, Suffolk


Best Freehouse

Nags Head Inn, Great Missenden, Aylesbury

The Gardeners Arms/The Murderers, Norwich

We Three Loggerheads, Mold, Wales

The Crown at Woolhope, Hereford

The Red Lion Inn, Aberdare

The Roebuck Inn, Laughton


Best Inn

Port Gaverne Hotel, Wadebridge

The Durham Ox, York

The White Mare, Beckermet

Worplesdon Place, Guildford

The Roebuck Inn, Laughton

The White Horse, Chilgrove, Chichester


Best Live Entertainment Pub

Chaplins & Cellar Bar, Boscombe, Bournemouth

O'Shea's Irish Bar, Manchester

Renezvous, Weymouth

Smoke & Mirrors, Bristol

Sup & Chow, Cheltenham

The Anchor Inn, Wingham, Canterbury


Best Managed Pub

Pleased to Meet You, Newcastle upon Tyne

185 Watling St. Pub & Kitchen, Towcester

The Botanist, Newcastle upon Tyne

The Coach & Four, Wilmslow

The Somers Town Coffee House, London

Two Brewers, London


Best Newcomer

King and Queen, Wendover

Lamb Inn, Stroud, Gloucestershire

The Copper Mine, Crook, Durham

The Duke of Wellington, Twyford

The Firehouse Somerset, Langport


Best Partnership Pub - (Formerly Best Tenanted/Leased Pub)

7 saints, Prestwick, Scotland

Eagle and Child, Ramsbottom

Plume of Feathers, Barlaston

The Mill, Stokesley

The Pig and Whistle, London

The Lion Treorchy, Treorchy, Wales


Best Pub Garden

The Anchor Inn, Wingham, Canterbury

Heatons Bridge Inn, Scarisbrick

The Boathouse & Riverside Rooms, Chester

The Club House, Liverpool

The Fighting Cocks, Dartford

Waterside Inn,  Ware


Best Spirits Bar/Pub

7 saints, Prestwick

Pleased to Meet You, Newcastle upon Tyne

Rumba, Macclesfield

Cheers Cafe Bar & Tavern, Fraserburgh, Scotland 

Hermitage Rd Bar & Restaurant, Hitchin

The Mad Hatter, Oxford


Best Sports Pub

The Lion Treorchy, Treorchy, Wales

Champs Sports Bar and Grill, Sheffield

Corey's Sports Bar, Tamworth

Famous Three Kings, Fulham

Greenwood, London

The Thirsty Bear, London


Best Student Pub

Bar One, Sheffield

Dram!, Glasgow

The Cowley Retreat, Oxford

The Doctor's Orders, Sheffield

The Mailbox, Lincoln

The Swan, Lincoln


Best Turnaround

Rumba, Macclesfield

The Red Lion Inn, Aberdare

The Anchor, Aspley Guise

The Pug & Greyhound, Great Glen

The Vicarage Freehouse & Rooms, Crewe

Tower Bar, Lincolnshire


Best Wine Bar/Pub

The Guinea Grill, London

The Inn West End, Woking

The Red Lion and Sun, London

The Ship Inn, Wadebridge

The Three Crowns, Chagford, Newton Abbot

The White Horse, Chilgrove, Chichester


How to attend the event

The awards will boast a top comedian as host an guests will be entertained, wined and dined with a superb three course dinner and after party.

The event will be held on Thursday 7th September at London Hilton on Park Lane.

Ticket price £295 +VAT each

Table price (10 places) £2,750 +VAT

Click here  for details on how to attend.  

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