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Parliamentary Pub of the Year competition 2018


Weaver Vale’s Mike Amesbury is calling on pub goers to help him pick the best pub in his constituency.

The MP wants suggestions on which pub to put forward for the new Parliamentary Pub of the Year competition.

Nominations can be made via his Facebook page where a poll will later be posted to help decide the overall winner.

Mike said: “I’m the son of publicans and was raised in pubs so I’m a huge supporter of our great British pub trade.

“They’re not only an essential part of our communities in terms of the social aspect they provide, but the trade is also a huge employer both in my constituency and nationally.

“It’s been a difficult time for the trade in recent years so it’s even more important we celebrate it.”

Toby Perkins, chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Pub Group, added: “Pubs are crucial to our communities as well as to our economy.

“Britain’s pubs employ over one million people and pay around £9 billion in taxes.

“It is so important that we support our much loved locals, and I am delighted to hear that Mike Amesbury is doing that by nominating a pub, I wish the nominated pub well and hope they might make the final down in Parliament this autumn.”

Nominations can be made via Mr Amesbury’s Facebook page:

The main criteria for nomination is that the pub is ‘great at what they do’.

This can include:

  • Offering a range of beers and a food menu including (where possible) classic British pub food
  • Having been nominated for, or won, an industry award for the pub or an aspect of business relevant to visitors (beer range, warm welcome, food offer, beer garden, customer service)
  • Having the warmest of welcomes throughout the year – from great signage, effective marketing, ongoing calendar of events.
  • Having helped to put their community/village/town/city on the map – as participant in pub walks, ale trails, tourist guides
  • Range of beer
  • Range of food
  • Music
  • Sports
  • Community contribution

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