If they weren’t spread so far and wide, these 16 pubs would make the ultimate real ale Yorkshire pub crawl.

The super 16 have been singled out for special praise by the Campaign for Real Ale which has drawn up a list of the country’s best 200 community pubs.

Volunteers with Camra have been judging pubs for decor, value for money, customer service and, of course, the quality of their beer.

Camra announced its 200 Local Pubs of the Year to launch Community Pubs Month.

“Community Pubs Month is about highlighting the important role pubs play in community life,” said Tom Stainer, of Camra.

A survey by Camra revealed that 75 per cent of pub-goers believe a well run pub is as important to community life as a post office, local shop or community centre – but despite this 29 pubs are still being lost in the UK every week.

Camra is urging people to get down to their local pub and buy a pint or two.

In Yorkshire – where some Camra branches have yet to decide their best pub – the list includes:

Barnsley: Old No 7.

Bradford: Jacobs Beer House.

Doncaster: Corner Pin.

Halifax: Three Pigeons.

Harrogate: Harrogate Tap.

Mirfield: Flower Pot.

Huddersfield: Grove Inn.

Beverley: Chequers Micropub.

Keighley: Brown Cow.

Leeds: Kirkstall Bridge Inn.

Hawes: White Hart Country Inn.

Rotherham: Beehive.

Pickering: Sun Inn.

Sheffield: Kelham Island Tavern.

Castleford: Junction.

York: Maltings.

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About The Author

Catherine Scott

Catherine Scott is Associate Features Editor for Yorkshire Post Newspapers. A self-confessed foodie, she is also a judge of the Deliciousyorkshire/Yorkshire Post Taste Awards.

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