The Bull Inn, West Tanfield was announced as Yorkshire’s Favourite Pub 2016 by Yorkshire Rows Janette Benaddi and Helen Butters, who were joined by cricket legend, Geoffrey Boycott.

A staggering 18,000 people voted in total for this year’s competition which saw Durham Ox, Crayke come second and Fairfax Arms, Gilling East third.

 

 The competition, run by tourism agency Welcome to Yorkshire and supported by the Yorkshire Post, saw the public nominate 700 pubs in total.

 Gil Richardson, Owner of The Bull Inn, said “It’s incredible and it’s a testament to our locals and regulars who have supported us.”

 Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “The record number of votes shows how passionate people are about Yorkshire’s pubs.

“I’d like to congratulate The Bull Inn on being named Yorkshire’s Favourite. There were some incredibly strong contenders and every pub shortlisted should be proud. Yorkshire’s pubs are truly fantastic and add to our rich heritage for which the region is renowned”.

The top 30 most popular pubs will feature in Welcome to Yorkshire’s new Ale Trail leaflet, which will be distributed around tourist destinations in Yorkshire.

 Yorkshire’s Favourite Pub was announced at the Welcome to Yorkshire pop up pub at the Great Yorkshire Show.

 Today saw one half of the Yorkshire Rows team Janette Benaddi and Helen Butters display their boat for the very first time since they became the oldest female crew to row across the Atlantic Ocean earlier this year.

 Geoffrey Boycott was a special guest on the stand and took part in a Q & A with fans about his career in English cricket for a quarter of a century.

 

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