Yorkshire's Favourite Pub revealed

Yorkshire's Favourite Pub - The White Swan

6:28pm 11th July 2017

The winner of Yorkshire's Favourite Pub 2017 has been revealed as The White Swan in Ampleforth.

Celebrity chef Brian Turner presented the award at the Welcome to Yorkshire stand at the Great Yorkshire Show.

A record number of votes were cast in this year's competition, leading to 15 pubs being shortlisted, rather than the usual 12.

More than 18,500 members of the public had their say, with The Royal Oak in Ripon finishing second and The Carpenters Arms in Felixkirk coming third.

The competition, which is run by Welcome to Yorkshire in partnership with the Yorkshire Post and sponsored by Theakstons, saw the public nominate 700 pubs in total.

Simon Parker, owner of The White Swan, said: "I'm absolutely delighted, but this award is all thanks to my staff, I'm nothing without them.

"If I had to give my top tip for a successful pub, it's having a good team behind you."

Yorkshire's Favourite Pub - The Royal Oak

The Royal Oak in Ripon finished second in the Yorkshire's Favourite Pub competition

Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: "Yorkshire pubs are world-famous for their warm welcome and perfect pints and none more so than this year's fantastic winner The White Swan, in this such a stunning part of Yorkshire.

"Competition was tougher than ever this year with a record-breaking number of votes, proving just how proud everyone in Yorkshire is of all our brilliant ale houses.

"Huge congratulations to this year's winner and a big thank you to everyone who entered, helping us shout loud and proud about all our pubs and inns who keep on raising the bar."

The top 30 pubs will feature in Welcome to Yorkshire's Ale Trail, thousands of copies pf which will be distributed around tourist destinations across Yorkshire.

Yorkshire's Favourite Pub - The Carpenters Arms

The Carpenters Arms in Felixkirk finished third in the Yorkshire's Favourite Pub competition

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