These three Yorkshire pubs have been named the best in the country

These three Yorkshire pubs have been named the best in the country
The three pubs have been named among the best in the UK (Photo: Shutterstock)

A trio of Yorkshire pubs have been recognised as some of the best in the country at an exclusive industry event.

Dubbed the ‘Oscars of the pub industry’, John Smith’s Great British Pub Awards 2018 celebrates some of the best boozers in Britain and this year pubs in Leeds, Harrogate and York all took home prizes.

North Bar on New Briggate in Leeds was crowned Best Beer Bar/Pub, The Tap on Tower Street in Harrogate took home Best Partnership Pub and Minster Inn Ale House & Kitchen in Marygate, York, was crowned Marston’s Pub of the Year.

North Bar has become known as a mecca for beer lovers and sells some of the rarest beers in the country, whilst the Minsters Inn Ale House & Kitchen was recognised offers customers a tranquil oasis within the city walls.

The Tap on Tower Street is also one of the quirkier winners on the list and features everything from beach huts to winter hot tubs for customers, as well as 350 different board games to choose from.

North Bar, Leeds
John and Chris, founders of North Bar in Leeds.

The UK’s ultimate pub crawl

The awards, which in turn reveal the ‘UK’s ultimate pub crawl’, were organised by pub industry bible The Morning Advertiser.

Morning Advertiser Editor Ed Bedington said: “These awards really are the pub industry’s equivalent of the Oscars, so to win one is a huge achievement.

“Once again we’re delighted to produce a diverse list of outstanding pubs across the UK to reveal what we like to refer to as the UK’s ultimate pub crawl guide, as well as honouring some of the fantastic people who work in the nation’s best boozers.”

As well as Best Newcomer, 19 other gongs were given out to stand out pubs around the country, including the prestigious John Smith’s Great British Pub of the Year 2018 award which went to The Red Lion and Sun at 25 North Road, Highgate, London.

Nic Casby, Everyday Beer Director at John Smith’s, added: “We’re passionate about the Great British pub and championing the unsung heroes behind our locals, so to be a part of the largest awards recognising such operators is a real honour.

“The Red Lion & Sun is a tremendous example of what a privately-owned business operating to perfection can achieve and as such is a worthy winner of the title 2018 John Smith’s Great British Pub of the Year award.”