Skipton pub named amongst Yorkshire's best

Skipton pub named amongst Yorkshire's best

Published at 12:56pm 6th June 2016.

Pubs in Skipton and West Tanfield have been named in a shortlist to find the best in Yorkshire.

The Woolly Sheep Inn and the Bull Inn are among twelve finalists going head to head for the prize to be announced at next month's Great Yorkshire Show

Yorkshire’s Favourite Pub 2016, run by tourism agency Welcome to Yorkshire, saw the public nominate 700 pubs with a staggering 10,000 votes cast.

Voting is now open to vote for the winner at and closes on June 27.

The competition was first launched in 2011 to help promote Yorkshire’s amazing variety of pubs and the top 30 nominated pubs will once again feature in Welcome to Yorkshire’s Ale Trail leaflet.

Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “The public has really got behind this competition yet again and the pride and passion for Yorkshire’s pubs is clear to see.

“Yorkshire is known for its rich heritage and breathtaking landscapes but our welcoming collection of pubs are just as important in our bid to sell Yorkshire to the world.

“Best of luck to the 12 finalists and we look forward to the winner collecting their title at the Great Yorkshire Show in July.”

Pictured: Emmerdale actor Matthew Wolfenden with Lee Roberts, of last year's winner The Fleece Inn

The 12 finalists are:  

•          The Blue Lion, East Witton

•          Brown Cow, Bingley

•          The Bull Inn, West Tanfield

•          The Duke of York Inn, Gate Helmsley

•          The Durham Ox, Crayke

•          The Fairfax Arms, Gilling East

•          The Fleece Inn, Barkisland

•          The Hunstman, Thurlstone

•          Queen O'T'Owd Thatch, South Milford

•          Stackhouse Bar, Hornsea

•          Star @ Sancton

•          The Woolly Sheep Inn, Skipton