Great British Pub Awards 2024: Stoke-on-Trent boozer named among 94 best pubs across UK - full list

A Stoke-on-Trent boozer has been named among the best 94 pubs across the UK. The finalists for the The Great British Pub Awards have been announced.

The annual event shortlists venues from up and down the UK and judges them based on a number of categories including; Best Pub for Families, Best Pub Garden, Best Pub for Dogs and more.

After receiving an 'incredible' number of entries for this year's awards, organisers have whittled it down to the 'very best the nation has to offer'. The only Stoke-on-Trent pub to be make the final cut this year is The Bellringer on Eaton Park. The venue - which was taken over by Victoria Mavin and her husband Lee in September 2022 - ihas been nominated in the Admiral Taverns Pub of the Year.

It is the second year in a row the Kettering Drive pub has made the shortlist.

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Sharing the news on Facebook, The Bellringer wrote: "Well we’ve done it again folks! Finalists for Admiral Taverns pub of the year at the Great British Pub Awards! Absolutely over the moon to be down to the final five again. Let’s hope we can bring home a win this year. Thank you to our wonderful team and loyal customers! We couldn’t do it without you."

The winning pubs will be announced in Manchester on September 17.

The full list of shortlisted finalists for the Great British Pub Awards 2024:

Best Town Pub (Sponsored by Molson Coors)

Barking George (The Harrogate Inn) - Harrogate, North Yorkshire; Bull & Swan - Stamford, Lincolnshire; The Castle - Farnham, Surrey; The Kings Arms - Bexleyheath, Kent; The Old Crown - Birmingham, West Midlands; The Wigmore - London

Best Country Pub Cross Keys Inn - Ettickbridge, Scottish Borders; The Horse & Groom - Fordingbridge, Hampshire; The Kirkstyle Inn and Sportsman's Rest - Brampton, Northumberland; The Snooty Fox - Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire; The Swan at Marbury - Chester, Cheshire; The Tollemache Arms - Harrington, Northamptonshire

Victoria and Lee Mavin, landlords at the Bellinger and Pool Dole -Credit:stokesentinel
Victoria and Lee Mavin, landlords at the Bellinger and Pool Dole -Credit:stokesentinel

Best Pub for Dogs No. Twenty9 Bar and Restaurant - Burnham Market, Norfolk; The Bull's Head - Mobberley, Knutsford; The Butcher's Arms - Stroud, Gloucestershire; The Coniston Inn - Coniston, Lake District / Cumbria; The Maltings - Warrington, Cheshire; The Old Duke - Southport, Lancashire

Best Pub for Entertainment Chaplin’s & The Cellar Bar - Bournemouth, Dorset; The Dunes - Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire; The Keynsham Courtyard - Keynsham, Bath & North East Somerset; The Phoenix Arts Club - London The Trafalgar Tavern - Greenwich, London; Two Brewers, Clapham - London

Best Pub for Families Almondsbury Creative - Bristol, South Gloucester; The Old Thatch - Wimborne, Dorset; The Perry Hill Pub - London The Plough - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire; The Thornhill - Calverley, Leeds, West Yorkshire; Ye Olde Bridge Inn - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Best Pub for Food (Sponsored by Booker Makro) Hinds Head Bray - Bray, Berkshire; The Angel at Watlington - Watlington, Norfolk; The Black Bull, Sedbergh - Sedburgh, Cumbria; The Bull’s Head Holymoorside - Chesterfield, Derbyshire; The Kirkstyle Inn and Sportsman’s Rest - Brampton, Northumberland; The Longs Arms - Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire

Best Pub Garden (Sponsored by Diageo) Myrtle Tavern - Leeds, West Yorkshire; The Black Friar - Salford; The Elephant & Castle - Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire; The Three Hills - Bartlow, Cambridge; The White Buck Inn - Burley, Hampshire; The Woodman - Ruislip, Middlesex

Best Pub to Watch Sport Clubhouse 5 - Leicester Square, Central London; Cross Keys, Hull - Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire; Pinnacle Beer & Gin Hall - Leeds, West Yorkshire; The Cricketers Arms - Wimborne, Dorset; The Gardeners Arms / Murderers - Norwich, Norfolk; The Sandon Complex - Liverpool, Merseyside

Best Sustainable Pub Royal Oak Ramsden - Ramsden, Oxfordshire; The Bell Inn - Castle Hedingham, Essex; The George - Castleton, Hope Valley; The Kings Head Inn, Brooke - Norwich, Norfolk; The Loch & The Tyne by Adam Handling - Old Windsor, Berkshire; The Pig's Head - London

Best Community Pub (Sponsored by Coca-Cola Europacific Partners) Almondsbury Creative - Bristol, South Gloucester; Guy Earl of Warwick - Welling, Kent; Royal Oak Radcliffe - Radcliffe-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire; The Kings Arms - Horsham, West Sussex; The Last Post Memorial Bar - Thornaby, Durham; The Swan - Windsor, Berkshire

Best Pub for Beer (Sponsored by SIBA) Bermuda Triangle Pub - Poole, Dorset; Bowland Beer Hall - Clitheroe, Lancashire; The Barking Cat Alehouse - Poole, Dorset; The Kenton - London The Tamworth Tap - Tamworth, Staffordshire; Whitelock's Ale House - Leeds, West Yorkshire

Greene King Pub of the Year The Hayloft - Hayloft, Nottingham; The Futurist - Liverpool, Merseyside; The East End Fox - Baillieston, Glasgow; The Dolphin - Wallingford, Oxfordshire; The Queen's Head - Pi

nner, Greater London; The Cott Inn - Dartington, Devon

Admiral Taverns Pub of the Year Ashby Tavern - Hinckley, Leicestershire; The Royal Oak - Brandon, Warwickshire; The Bellringer - Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire; Blue Ball Inn - Worrall, South Yorkshire; The Rising Sun - Rochester, Kent; The Commercial Inn - Dunfermline, Scotland

Pub of the Year (Sponsored by Marstons) Aubrey Arms - Cardiff, Wales Griffin - Loughborough, Leicestershire; Llangewedd - Bridgend, Wales; New Plough Inn - Hinckley, Leicestershire; The Star - Penkridge, Staffordshire; Twa Dogs - Keswick, Cumbria

Stonegate Group Pub Partners Pub of the Year The Woodman - Ruislip, Middlesex; The Newtown Pippin - Bracknell, Berkshire The Crown & Anchor - Northern Quarter, Manchester; The Pack Horse - Hayfield, Derbyshire; The Gloucester Old Spot - Bristol Danish Invader - Stamford, Lincolnshire

Punch Pub of the Year Beeswing - Northallerton, North Yorkshire; Three Horseshoes - Hazlemere, High Wycombe; The Bounty - Basingstoke, Hampshire; The Red Lion - Cranford, Kettering

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