Spanning a plethora of categories including Best for Food, Best for Families and Best for Dogs, pubs from across the nation were shortlisted.
Venues have been through a rigorous judging process including virtual and face-to-face visits before the winners were announced in a livestream ceremony.
Finalists hosted parties to celebrate being in the final, with customers and staff alike coming together in honour of the prestigious awards.
Category winners will go on to face a final judging stage – a panel interview with industry judges, which will result in the decision of which business will take the crown of Great British Pub of the Year 2021.
The Morning Advertiser, which organises the awards, editor Ed Bedington said: "These awards recognise excellence from across the sector, and given the bruising experience of the last 18 months or so, it’s been particularly pleasing to see how strong the sector remains.
“All of our finalists and winners have been doing amazing jobs in the toughest of circumstances and should rightly be proud of what they have created.
“The pub sector has demonstrated how important it is to society throughout the various lockdowns and the pubs that we celebrated tonight are leading the field when it comes to providing the best experiences in the trade.
“I’d like to pay tribute to all our finalists and winners - to achieve what you’ve achieved and to maintain those superb standards in the face of such a challenging time is incredible - you’ve done the industry proud.”
Below is an interactive map to illustrate where each category winner is located:
Best Young Pub Chef
Samuel McClurkin, the Dog at Wingham, Wingham, Kent
Best Pub Chef
Gordon Stott, the Purefoy Arms, Basingstoke, Hampshire
Best Pub for Dogs
The Flying Childers, Stanton in Peak, Derbyshire
Best Pub for Food
The Unruly Pig, Bromeswell, Suffolk
Best Pub Garden
Brisley Bell, Dereham, Norfolk
Best Pub for Families
Onslow Arms and Smoke House, Loxwood, West Sussex
Best Pub with Rooms
Knife & Cleaver, Houghton Conquest, Bedfordshire
Best Pub for Late Night
Phoenix Arts Club, Soho, central London
Best Pub to Watch Sport
Famous Three Kings, Fulham, west London
The Last Post Remembrance Bar & Museum, Thornaby, County Durham
Admiral Taverns Pub of the Year
The Red Lion, Chobham, Surrey
Greene King Pub of the Year
The Rose & Crown, Thorpe, Surrey
Hawthorn Pub of the Year
Robin Hood, Overseal, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
Punch Pub of the Year
The Wise Man Inn, West Stafford, Dorset
Stonegate Pub of the Year
The Myrtle Tavern, Meanwood, Leeds
The awards were sponsored by Admiral Taverns, Booker Makro, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, Diageo, Greene King, Hawthorn, Heineken UK, Punch Pubs & Co, Rover, Screach, Sky, Stonegate along with associate sponsor – Zapaygo.