A Lancashire pub has been named as one of the 94 best watering holes in the whole of the UK.
The Bowland Beer Hall in Clitheroe is the only Lancashire establishment to feature in the the National Pub and Bar Awards list of 94 county winning pubs.
The Beer Hall is the flagship bar from Bowland Brewery and boasts one of the longest bars in Britain with 42 hand pulls.
Very pleased to announce The Bowland Beer Hall has been awarded the Best Pub in Lancashire by the 2018 National Pub & Bar Awards. We have been entered into the national awards so fingers crossed! Thank you for your continued support of us and our passion for all things beer. 🍻 pic.twitter.com/W6wHcv7sxE
— Holmes Mill (@HolmesMill) April 18, 2018
The winners are judged on overall retail excellence, best practice and individual entrepreneurship.
As well as 15 regional winners, the overall National Pub & Bar of the Year will be announced at a red carpet event in London on 23 May.
Tristan O’Hana, editor of Pub & Bar magazine, which runs the awards, said: “This positive, industry-boosting news comes at a time when closures of pubs and bars are too often focused on in the press.
“The sole purpose of the National Pub & Bar Awards is to tell as many people as possible about the incredible businesses that these County Winners are running.
“With 94 triumphant pubs on the winners' list, chances are that every person in the UK will have an award-winning pub near them. Get out there and see these places for yourselves.”