Cotswold pub vying to be crowned Britain’s best

Almost 100 drinkers from across the country have been nominated in a poll of the country’s favorite drinking places for the National Pub & Bar Awards 2022, including a rural pub in Gloucestershire. Pubs and bars from each of the UK regions will compete for the top spot.

The Frogmill at Shipton is fighting for Gloucestershire. Previously owned by world-renowned chef Marco Pierre White, this pub, hotel and restaurant underwent a massive £3.5million overhaul in 2018. Pictures show how the refurbishment has breathed new life into the 16th century inn century and transformed it into a charming destination in the heart of the Cotswolds.

The Pub and Bar Awards showcase the country’s top talent in the hospitality industry, never more important than at this difficult time for many workers in the sector. The top establishment that sets the standard for others will be crowned in London on June 22.

READ MORE: First look inside the Cotswolds pub set to reopen next week after a £3.5million renovation

During the final, 15 regional winners will be announced before the overall winner is revealed. 2021 winner Galvin Green Man in Essex is also in contention to retain the title.

Tristan O’Hana, editor of Pub & Bar magazine, which is hosting the event, said: “Just by being in these places you can see how much pubs and bars mean to people across the United Kingdom. With the number of visitors increasing, it is more important than ever for operators to provide exceptional service with every visit, regardless of the business in question.

“These 94 county winners are wonderful examples of today’s modern restaurant brilliance. If you live near any of these sites, be sure to visit them.

The National Pub & Bar Awards are sponsored by Hellmann’s, Kegstar, Kingfisher, Knorr and St Pierre. Here is the full list of county winners:

South West

Bristol – The Ostrich
Cornwall – Revenge of the Fox
Devon – The Thatched Roof Tavern
Dorset – The flag coat of arms
Gloucestershire – The Frog Mill
Somerset – The Old King’s Head, Worle
Wiltshire – The Bradley Hare


Gwent – The Greyhound Inn and Hotel, Llantrisant
South Glamorgan – The Botanist, Cardiff
Mid Glamorgan – The Old House 1147
Hotel West Glamorgan – Britannia Hostel
Dyfed – The Stackpole Inn
Powys – The Sun Hotel
Gwynedd – Inn of the Golden Fleece
Clwyd – The West Arms Country Inn

West Midlands

Herefordshire – The Riverside at Aymestrey
Shropshire – The Boathouse Inn
Staffordshire – Fitzherbert Arms
Warwickshire – George’s Townhouse
West Midlands – Attic Brew Co.
Worcestershire – The Flyford

Yorkshire and the Humber

East Riding of Yorkshire – Hearth, Beverley
North Yorkshire – The Punch Bowl, Marton-cum-Grafton
South Yorkshire – Public
West Yorkshire – The Maven
Lincolnshire – The Crossed Keys Inn

South East

Berkshire – The Hartley Arms
Buckinghamshire – Nag’s Head
East Sussex – The Joker
Hampshire – The Cricketers Inn, Curdridge
Isle of Wight – The Taverners
Kent – The Tiger Inn
West Sussex – The Angel Inn, Petworth
Oxfordshire – The Horseshoes
Surrey – Cricketers on the green, Pirbright

East Midlands

Derbyshire – The Cock Inn, Mugginton
Leicestershire – Knight and Garter
Northamptonshire – The Red Lion, Cranford
Nottinghamshire – The Radcliffe
Rutland – The Olive Branch

east of england

Essex – Galvin Green Man
Bedfordshire – The Crown, Henlow
Cambridgeshire – The Three Hills
Hertfordshire – The Silver Cup
Norfolk – The Dabbling Duck
Suffolk – The Freston boot


City of London – The Oyster Shed
Greater London – Blue Boar Pub


Durham – The Kingslodge Inn
Northumberland – The Craster Arms
Tyne and Wear – Three Mile

North West

Cheshire – The Church Inn, Mobberley
Cumbria – The Black Bull, Sedbergh
Greater Manchester – Flight Club
Lancashire – Bowland Brewery
Merseyside – Roxy Ballroom, Rainford Square

North Ireland

Antrim – The speckled hen
Armagh – Courthouse Bar
Down – Dundrum’s Inn
Fermanagh – Crowe’s Nest
Derry – Grandma Annie
Tyrone – Tomney’s

North West Scotland

Highland – The Plockton Hotel
Stirling – The Torbrex Inn
Argyll and Bute – Macgochans Pub & Kitchen
Western Isles – Polochar Inn

North East Scotland

Fife – Vic St Andrews
Aberdeenshire – The Boat Inn, Aboyne
City of Aberdeen – BrewDog Aberdeen
City of Dundee – 3 Session Street
Perth and Kinross – The Pitcairngreen Inn
Angus – Drovers Inn
Moray – The Mash Tun
Clackmannanshire – The Bobbing John
Shetland Islands – Fjara Cafe Bar
Orkney Islands – The Ferry Inn

South East Scotland

City of Edinburgh – Malones Edinburgh
West Lothian – necklace
Falkirk – Good mood
Scottish Borders – Traquair Arms
East Lothian – The Badger Bonnie
Midlothian – The Paper Mill

South West Scotland

City of Glasgow – The Ubiquitous Chip Upstairs Bar
North Lanarkshire – Electric Bar
South Lanarkshire – The Old Oak Inn
Renfrewshire-Fox and Hounds Houston
Dumfries and Galloway – The Steamboat Inn
North Ayrshire – The Waterfront Hotel
East Ayrshire – The Weston
South Ayrshire – Souter’s Inn
East Dunbartonshire – The Stables
East Renfrewshire – The Cartvale
West Dunbartonshire – Great Scottish Bar, Cameron House
Inverclyde – Nicolson’s Bar & Kitchen

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