Welcome to Yorkshire is asking for nominations for the best pub in the region and reasons — in twenty words — why it's so special.
|Cheers: Kevin and Julie Laing, of Rosedale Abbey's White Horse Farm Inn, receiving the top pub award. last year, from ITV weatherman|
Jon Mitchell (left) and Welcome to Yorkshire chief executive Gary Verity.
"It’s had a real positive effect on business too, which is brilliant. It’s been great for promoting Yorkshire pubs on the whole which can only be a good thing. We'd definitely encourage people to get involved this year – we will be."
Last year, the competition attracted more than 6,000 votes for hundreds of different pubs – proving there still is a huge passion for pubs in the UK’s biggest county.
PULL A PINT
Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “We are proud to say we have the best pubs right here in Yorkshire and we know there is a huge passion for them. That’s why we want everyone to have their say and tell us about the local they love. It just takes a few seconds – about the time it takes to pull a good pint.
“Your favourite pub might be at the core of the community, or pull a great local pint or does fantastic food. Where ever and whatever – let us know. This is a great way to help promote your local as pubs play a key role in tourism and this competition is a celebration of that.”
The first round of votes will result in a top 30 list of pubs, which are set to be included in a Yorkshire Ale Trail produced by Welcome to Yorkshire.
A panel of judges will then select ten finalist pubs from this shortlist and the public will have the chance to vote again for an overall winner from June 1, using a simple click voting system, until June 30.
That winning pub, plus runners up, will be announced at the Great Yorkshire Show – and handed the trophy of Yorkshire’s Favourite Pub 2012.
Nominations can be made at www.yorkshire.com/pub until 12 May.