Great British Pub Awards

2022 GBPA finalists unveiled

By Nikkie Thatcher

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Fierce competition: the pubs will now be visited by judges before winners are decided
Fierce competition: the pubs will now be visited by judges before winners are decided

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The shortlist for this year’s ‘pub Oscars’, the Great British Pub Awards have now been announced.

Hundreds of pubs entered this year’s competition where judges had to whittle it down across two rounds of judging before on-the-road visits take place this summer.

This year’s awards will be held on Tuesday 4 October in the vibrant city of Manchester at the inspiring Escape to Freight Island.

It will also be an all-day event with a pub festival theme so keep your eyes peeled for more information on this soon.

The Morning Advertiser​, which organises the awards, editor Ed Bedington said: “Huge congratulations to all the finalists.

“The tough judging process is always difficult due to the high standard of the pubs that enter.

“However, those decisions have now been made, and we have a very strong list of finalists that will be in the running to take the title of each of the categories, with one exceptional winner going on to be crowned the overall Great British Pub of the Year.”

The awards are kindly sponsored by: Booker/Makro, Coca Cola Europacific Partners, Sky, Heineken UK, Diageo and alongside pubco partners Admiral Taverns, Greene King, Marston’s Pub Company, Punch Pubs & Co, Star Pubs & Bars and Stonegate Group.

Best City/Urban Pub

Rose & Crown, Southwark, south London

Bridewell, Liverpool, Merseyside

The Grapes, Bath, Somerset

Kings Arms, Bexleyheath, Kent

Strait & Narrow, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Turk’s Head, Twickenham, south west London

Best Country/Rural Pub

The Elephant & Castle, St Albans, Hertfordshire

The Old Queens Head, Penn, Buckinghamshire

The Cherry Tree Inn, Catthorpe, Leicestershire

The Red Lion Cranford, Northamptonshire

The Three Hills Bartlow, Cambridgeshire

Ye Olde Bridge Inn, Oxton, Nottinghamshire

Best Pub for Dogs

Greenhead Hotel, Cumbria

The Bellflower, Garstang, Preston, Lancashire

The Leicester Arms, Penshurst, Kent

The Pheasant, Bassenthwaite, Cumbria

The Runner, Swindon, Wiltshire

The Oak, Baginton, West Midlands

Best Pub for Entertainment

Almondsbury Creative, Almondsbury, Gloucestershire

The Kings Arms, Bexleyheath, Kent

Kings Arms, Salford, Greater Manchester

The Anchor Inn, Wingham, Kent

The Rigger, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire

The Saddle, Chester, Cheshire

Best Pub for Families

Almondsbury Creative, Almondsbury, Gloucestershire

Gaggle of Geese, Dorchester, Dorset

Puss in Boots, Davenport, Stockport, Greater Manchester

The Railway, Lowdham, Nottinghamshire

The River Garden, Harefield, Middlesex

Ye Olde Bridge Inn, Oxton, Nottinghamshire

Best Pub for Food

Shibden Mill, Halifax, West Yorkshire

The Alice Hawthorn, York, North Yorkshire

Coach & Horses, Bolton-by-Bowland, Clitheroe, Lancashire

The Tiger Inn, Stowting, Ashford, Kent

The Angel at Watlington, Watlington, Norfolk

The Kitchen at the Cross Keys, Epperstone, Nottingham

Best Pub Garden

The Three Hills Bartlow, Cambridgeshire

The Tamworth Tap, Tamworth, Staffordshire

Gaggle of Geese, Dorchester, Dorset

Castle at Edghill, Banbury, Warwickshire

The Cott Inn, Dartington, Devon

Cock N Bull, Stourbridge, West Midlands

Best Pub to Watch Sport

Famous Three Kings, Fulham, west London

The Gardeners Arms/the Murderers, Norwich, Norfolk

The Denbigh Castle, Liverpool, Merseyside

The Admiral Nelson, Twickenham, south west London

The Railway, Yatton, Somerset

Anlaby Park Hotel, Hull, East Yorkshire

Best Sustainable Pub

Black River Inn, Black Torrington, Beaworthy, Devon

Duke of Cambridge, Islington, north London

Riverside, Aymestry, Leominster, Herefordshire

The Railway, Yatton, Somerset

The Castle Inn, Monmouth, Gwent, Monmouthshire

The Camelot, south Cadbury, Somerset

Community Hero

Pityme Inn, Wadebridge, Cornwall

The Last Post Memorial Bar, Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees

The Lion, Treorchy, Mid Glamorgan

Coal and Cotton, Manchester

Tom Browns, Dorchester, Dorset

Dog and Parrot, Eastwood, Nottinghamshire

Best Pub Chef

Natalie Coleman – the Oyster Shed, City of London

Dave Wall – the Unruly Pig, Bromeswell, Suffolk

Ayesha Kalaji – Queen of Cups, Glastonbury, Somerset

Sean Jeffers – Red Lion, Freshwater, Isle of Wight

Richard Crouch – the Angel at Watlington, Watlington, Norfolk

Ian Moss – the Coach & Horses, Bolton-by-Bowland, Clitheroe, Lancashire

Best Young Pub Chef

Ellie Fitch-Goodwin – the Pitymee Inn, Wadebridge, Cornwall

Albert Kingwell – the Kings Arms, Bexleyheath, Kent

Tiffany Long – the White Hart Free House, Ashill, Thetford, Norfolk

Ewan Lawrenson – the White Cross, Lancaster, Lancashire

Jack Cronin-Aldridge – JD Young, Harleston, Norfolk 

Admiral Pub of the Year

Brown and Blacks, Perth, Perth and Kinross, Scotland

Dartford Sports Bar, Dartford, Kent

Boot & Shoe, Ackworth, Pontefract, West Yorkshire

Blue Ball Inn Worrall, Sheffield South Yorkshire

Needlemakers Arms, Studley, Warwickshire

Greene King Pub of the Year

The Guy Earl of Warwick, Welling, Kent

The Balavoulin, Aviemore, Scotland

The Greene Oak, Windsor, Berkshire

The Stag Hotel, Lyndhurst, Hampshire

The Crown Inn, Carlisle, Cumbria

The Lamb, Shipton under Wychwood, Oxfordshire

Marston's Pub of the Year

The Woodyard, Bakewell, East Midlands

Royal Oak, Compton, Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Romilly, Cardiff, Wales

Gun Inn, Findon, West Sussex

Railway, Shottle, East Midlands

Rose & Crown, Ulnes Walton, Lancashire

Punch Pubs

Golden Cock, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Red Lion, Guildford, Surrey

Birch Tree, Dudley, West Midlands

Trelowarren, Falmouth, Cornwall

Regent Bar, Edinburgh, Scotland

The Station, Birmingham, West Midlands

Star Pubs & Bars Pub of the Year

Bat & Ball, Breamore, Fordingbridge, Hampshire

The Red Lion, Shepperton, Surrey

The Knox, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Hare and Hounds, Tingley, Wakefield, West Yorkshire

The Cartvale, Glasgow, Scotland

The Rainbow, Birmingham, West Midlands

Stonegate Pub of the Year

Ye Olde Horseshoe, Belbroughton, Worcestershire

London Tavern, Poulner, Hampshire

Myrtle Tavern, Leeds, West Yorkshire

White Horse, Dover, Kent

Old Windmill, Coventry, West Midlands

White Cross, Lancaster, Lancashire

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