The top 16 pubs in the country have been announced by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) following a year of rigorous judging in its National Pub of the Year competition
Covering the entire UK, the regional finalists battled it out with thousands of pubs across the country to be crowned the winner in their area.
The cream of the crop will now go forward to the grand final for the National Pub of the Year 2023 crown. The final four will be announced in October, before the overall winner is announced early 2024.
Pubs in the competition are scored on their atmosphere, decor, welcome, service, inclusivity, overall impression, but most importantly – the quality of live beer, real cider and perry. Last year’s winner was the Tamworth Tap, Staffordshire which has once again reached the final 16.
The 16 regional winners are
Central Southern – Butchers Arms, Balscote
East Anglia – Endeavour, Chelmsford
East Midlands – Horse & Jockey, Stapleford
Greater London – Hope, Carshalton
Greater Manchester – Fox & Pine. Oldham
Kent – Nelson Arms, Tonbridge
Merseyside-Cheshire – Turks Head, St Helens
North East – Grey Horse, Consett
Scotland & NI – Hillend Tavern, Dalgety Bay, Fife
South West – Halfway House, Pitney, Somerset
Surrey & Sussex – Watchmaker’s Arms, Hove
Wales – Magic Dragon Brewery Tap, Wrexham
Wessex – Barking Cat Alehouse, Poole
West Midlands – Tamworth Tap, Tamworth
West Pennines – Trafalgar Hotel, Ramsey, Isle of Man
Yorkshire – Beer Engine, Skipton
Read more about each regional winner HERE