A RECORD number of pubs are going head to head in the final of this year’s Yorkshire’s Favourite Pub competition after the public nominated almost 800 for the top award.
The final line-up is the biggest it’s ever been with 18 pubs shortlisted in the 2018 competition, which is run by Welcome to Yorkshire in partnership with the Yorkshire Post.
Members of the public cast around 8,000 votes after they were invited to vote for their favourite pubs across Yorkshire.
The nominated pubs were whittled down to a shortlist, which has now been revealed.
Voting is now open again so the public can pick their winner in this year’s competition.
The pub with the most votes will be revealed at a special presentation at the Great Yorkshire Show on Tuesday, July 10.
Every pub which makes it into the top 30 will be included in the Welcome to Yorkshire Ale Trail publication.
Sir Gary Verity, chief executive at Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “For another year we’ve had a huge response to our competition – record numbers of people have voted and shown their support for Yorkshire’s fantastic pubs.
“It’s also interesting that the voting has revealed a real renaissance in Yorkshire breweries.
“Good luck to all the finalists. To make it to the final when the public have nominated almost 800 pubs is a huge achievement.
“I look forward to finding out who the public has voted as the winner of this coveted title.”
Last year 18,500 people voted in the competition, in which The White Swan in Ampleforth was declared the winner at Welcome to Yorkshire’s stand at the Great Yorkshire Show in July.
The Royal Oak in Ripon came second and The Carpenter’s Arms in Felixkirk, a previous winner of the competition, came third.
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