THE BEST PUBS IN TOWN AND COUNTRY 2021
Genuinely unspoilt and unchanging pubs run by dedicated landlords and landladies can be found all over Britain and we’re pleased to announce the cream of the crop for our Town & Country Awards 2021. TOP TEN UNSPOILT PUBS OF THE YEAR Our Top Ten contenders are the Blacksmiths Arms in Broughton Mills (Cumbria), White Lion…
Genuinely unspoilt and unchanging pubs run by dedicated landlords and landladies can be found all over Britain and we’re pleased to announce the cream of the crop for our Town & Country Awards 2021.
TOP TEN UNSPOILT PUBS OF THE YEAR
Our Top Ten contenders are the Blacksmiths Arms in Broughton Mills (Cumbria), White Lion in Barthomley (Cheshire), Flying Childers at Stanton in Peak (Derbyshire), Digby Tap in Sherborne and Square & Compass at Worth Matravers (both in Dorset), Three Horseshoes in Warham (Norfolk), Crown in Churchill and Halfway House in Pitney (both in Somerset), Kings Head in Laxfield (Suffolk) and Olde Mitre in London.
The White Lion at Barthomley is our Unspoilt Pub of the Year 2021
TOP TEN COUNTRY PUBS
A roaring log fire, appealing food and a genuinely warm welcome conjure up a perfect country pub and our Top Ten this year are the White Horse in Hedgerley and Crown at Little Missenden (both in Buckinghamshire), Pheasant in Burwardsley (Cheshire), Rugglestone in Widecombe (Devon), Brace of Pheasants in Plush (Dorset), Royal Oak in Fritham (Hampshire), Hatchet at Lower Chute and Malet Arms in Newton Tony (both Wiltshire), Fleece at Bretforton (Worcestershire) and Harp in Old Radnor (Wales).
Part of a working farm and with proper traditional character in its bar rooms, the thatched, family-run Royal Oak in Fritham is Country Pub of the Year 2021
TOP TEN TOWN PUBS
If you are a stranger in a town or city, there’s no better place to feel less alone than a friendly and cheerful pub. Our Top Ten Town Pubs are the Old Harkers Arms in Chester (Cheshire), Lion in Winchcombe (Gloucestershire), Wykeham Arms in Winchester (Hampshire), Wharf in Manchester (Lancashire), Bank House in King’s Lynn (Norfolk), Victoria in Durham (Northumbria), Lion & Pheasant in Shrewsbury (Shropshire), Old Green Tree in Bath (Somerset), Old Joint Stock in Birmingham (Warwickshire) and Olde Mitre (London).
In a fine town, the historic, friendly and gently civilised Lion in Winchcombe is Town Pub of the Year 2021
TOP TEN INNS
For somewhere special to spend a few days in beautiful countryside or in a lovely old town, many people head for an inn with enjoyable food, a convivial bar and sumptuous bedrooms. Our Top Ten Inns are the Drunken Duck near Hawkshead (Cumbria), Rock in Haytor Vale (Devon), New Inn in Cerne Abbas (Dorset), Kings Head in Bledington (Gloucestershire), Wellington Arms at Baughurst (Hampshire), Inn at Whitewell in Whitewell (Lancashire), Lord Crewe Arms in Blanchland (Northumbria), Cat in West Hoathly (Sussex), Blue Lion in East Witton (Yorkshire) and Red Lion in East Chisenbury (Wiltshire).
Dating from the 16th century, the very atmospheric Kings Head in Bledington is our Inn of the Year 2021.