The 2022 Finalists!

With a record number of entrants for the 2022 Great British Pub Awards, we've whittled it down to the very best the nation has to offer. Here are all of the 2022 shortlisted finalists...


Best City/Urban Pub

  • Rose & Crown - Southwark, South London
  • Bridewell - Liverpool, Merseyside
  • The Grapes - Bath, Somerset
  • Kings Arms - Bexleyheath, Kent
  • Strait & Narrow -  Lincoln, Lincolnshire
  • Turk’s Head - Twickenham, South West London


Best Country/Rural Pub

  • The Elephant & Castle - St Albans, Hertfordshire
  • The Old Queens Head - Penn, Buckinghamshire
  • The Cherry Tree Inn - Catthorpe, Leicestershire
  • The Red Lion - Cranford, Northamptonshire
  • The Three Hills - Bartlow, Cambridgeshire
  • Ye Olde Bridge Inn - Oxton, Nottinghamshire


Best Pub for Dogs - Sponsored by Rover

  • Greenhead Hotel - Cumbria
  • The Bellflower - Preston, Lancashire
  • The Leicester Arms - Penshurst, Kent
  • The Pheasant - Bassenthwaite, Cumbria
  • The Runner - Swindon, Wiltshire


Best Pub for Entertainment 

  • Almondsbury Creative - Almondsbury, Gloucestershire
  • The Kings Arms - Bexleyheath, Kent
  • Kings Arms - Salford, Greater Manchester
  • The Anchor Inn - Wingham, Kent
  • The Rigger - Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire
  • The Saddle - Chester, Cheshire


Best Pub for Families 

  • Almondsbury Creative - Almondsbury, Gloucestershire
  • Gaggle of Geese - Dorchester, Dorset
  • Puss in Boots - Stockport, Greater Manchester
  • The Railway - Lowdham, Nottinghamshire
  • The River Garden - Harefield, Middlesex
  • Ye Olde Bridge Inn - Oxton, Nottinghamshire


Best Pub for Food - Sponsored by Booker Makro

  • Shibden Mill - Halifax, West Yorkshire
  • The Alice Hawthorn - York, North Yorkshire
  • Coach & Horses - Bolton-by-Bowoland, Clitheroe, Lancashire
  • The Tiger Inn - Stowting, Ashford, Kent
  • The Angel at Watlington - Watlington, Norfolk
  • The Kitchen at the Cross Keys - Epperstone, Nottingham


Best Pub Garden - Sponsored by Diageo

  • The Three Hills - Bartlow, Cambridgeshire
  • The Tamworth Tap - Tamworth, Staffordshire
  • Gaggle of Geese - Dorchester, Dorset
  • Castle at Edghill - Banbury, Warwickshire
  • The Cott Inn - Dartington, Devon
  • Cock N Bull - Stourbridge, West Midlands


Best Pub to Watch Sport - Sponsored by Sky

  • Famous Three Kings - Fulham, West London
  • The Gardeners Arms/The Murderers - Norwich, Norfolk
  • The Denbigh Castle - Liverpool, Merseyside
  • The Railway - Yatton, Somerset
  • The Admiral Nelson - Twickenham, South West London
  • Anlaby Park Hotel - Hull, East Yorkshire


Best Sustainable Pub  - Sponsored by Heineken UK

  • Black River Inn - Black Torrington, Beaworthy, Devon
  • Duke of Cambridge - Islington, North London
  • Riverside, Aymestry - Leominster, Herefordshire
  • The Railway - Yatton, Somerset
  • The Castle Inn - Monmouth, Gwent, Monmouthshire
  • The Camelot - South Cadbury, Somerset


Community Hero - Sponsored by Coca-Cola Europacific Partners

  • Pityme Inn - Wadebridge, Cornwall
  • The Last Post Remembrance Bar & Museum - Thornaby, North Yorkshire
  • The Lion - Treorchy, Mid Glamorgan
  • Coal and Cotton - Manchester
  • Tom Browns - Dorchester, Dorset
  • Dog and Parrot - Eastwood, Nottinghamshire


Best Pub Chef - Sponsored by Booker Makro

  • Natalie Coleman – The Oyster Shed, City of London
  • Dave Wall – The Unruly Pig, Bromeswell, Suffolk
  • Richard Crouch – The Angel at Watlington, Watlington, Norfolk
  • Ayesha Kalaji – Queen of Cups, Glastonbury, Somerset
  • Sean Jeffers – Red Lion, Freshwater, Isle of Wight
  • Ian Moss – The Coach & Horses, Lancashire


Best Young Pub Chef - Sponsored by Booker Makro

  • Ellie Fitch-Goodwin – The Pitymee Inn, Wadebridge, Cornwall
  • Albert Kingwell – The Kings Arms, Bexleyheath, Kent
  • Eddy Moore – Dylans at the Kings Arms, St Albans, Hertfordshire
  • Tiffany Long – The White Hart Free House, Ashill, Thetford, Norfolk
  • Ewan Lawrenson – The White Cross, Lancaster, Lancashire


Punch Pubs & Co. Pub of the Year

  • Golden Cock - Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
  • Red Lion - Guildford, Surrey
  • Birch Tree - Dudley, West Midlands
  • Trelowarren - Falmouth, Cornwall
  • Regent Bar - Edinburgh, Scotland
  • The Station - Birmingham, West Midlands


Greene King Pub of the Year

  • The Guy Earl of Warwick - Welling, Kent
  • The Balavoulin - Aviemore, Scotland
  • The Greene Oak - Windsor, Berkshire
  • The Stag Hotel - Lyndhurst, Hampshire
  • The Crown Inn - Carlisle, Cumbria
  • The Lamb - Shipton under Wychwood, Oxfordshire


Admiral Taverns Pub of the Year

  • Brown and Blacks - Perth and Kinross, Scotland
  • Dartford Sports Bar - Dartford, Kent
  • Boot & Shoe - Ackworth, Pontefract, Wales
  • Red Lion - Porthmadog, Wales
  • Blue Ball Inn - Worrall, Sheffield
  • Needlemakers Arms - Studley, Warwickshire


Marstons Pub of the Year

  • The Woodyard - Bakewell, East Midlands
  • Royal Oak - Compton, Wolverhampton, West Midlands
  • Romilly - Cardiff, Wales
  • Gun Inn - Findon, West Sussex
  • Railway - Shottle, East Midlands
  • Rose & Crown - Ulnes Walton, Lancashire


Stonegate Group Pub Partners Pub of the Year

  • Ye Olde Horseshoe - Belbroughton, Worcestershire
  • London Tavern - Poulner, Hampshire
  • Myrtle Tavern - Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • White Horse - Dover, Kent
  • Old Windmill - Coventry, West Midlands
  • White Cross - Lancaster, Lancashire


Star Pubs & Bars Pub of the Year

  • Bat & Ball - Breamore, Fordingbridge, Hampshire
  • The Red Lion - Shepperton, Surrey
  • The Knox - Harrogate, North Yorkshire
  • Hare and Hounds - Tingley, Wakefield, West Yorkshire
  • The Cartvale - Glasgow, Scotland
  • The Rainbow - Birmingham, West Midlands

Words from the winners...