Farmers Arms makes final of Yorkshire’s Favourite Pub competition

The Farmers Arms.

A Richmondshire pub has made the final of this year’s Yorkshire’s Favourite Pub competition.

The Farmers Arms at Muker is one of 18 pubs shortlisted and the only pub from the district to make the cut,

The final line-up is the biggest it’s ever been: for the 2018 competition which is run by Welcome to Yorkshire.

Members of the public were invited to vote for their favourite pubs across Yorkshire and rose to the occasion – casting around 8,000 votes.

The nominated pubs – almost 800 – were whittled down to a shortlist which has now been revealed.

It includes two former winners – The Carpenters Arms in Felixkirk and Shibden Mill Inn in Halifax.

The shortlist also includes hopefuls from across all four corners of Yorkshire, including The Huntsman in Thurlstone, The Old Star in Kilham, Marine Bar in Bridlington and The Brown Cow in Bingley.

Voting is now open again so the public can pick their winner – and the pub with the most votes will be revealed at a special presentation at the Great Yorkshire Show on Tuesday, July 10th.

Every pub which makes it into the top 30 will be included in the Welcome to Yorkshire Ale Trail publication.

Sir Gary Verity DL, Chief Executive at Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “For another year we’ve had a huge response to our competition – record numbers of people have voted and shown their support for Yorkshire’s fantastic pubs.

“It’s also interesting that the voting has revealed a real renaissance in Yorkshire breweries.

“Good luck to all the finalists. To make it to the final when the public have nominated almost 800 pubs is a huge achievement. I look forward to finding out who the public has voted as the winner of this coveted title.”

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