Richmondshire pub named Yorkshire Pub of the Year

Photo: George & Dragon, Hudswell

A Richmondshire pub has been named Yorkshire Pub of the Year for the 4th year in a row.

The George & Dragon in Hudswell has been named in The Campaign for Real Ale’s top 16 pubs across Britain for its Summer of Pub campaign.

The announcement comes ahead of the final summer bank holiday, providing a fantastic opportunity for pub-goers to seek out noteworthy pubs this weekend.

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At the heart of the village, the George & Dragon was CAMRA National Pub of the Year for 2016 and has been Champion Pub of Yorkshire several times.

Rescued by the community in 2010 and refurbished, it boasts its own library, shop, allotments and other community facilities as well as food and drink.

Open all day bank holidays, beers are mostly from Yorkshire breweries and a dark ale is always available, often Rudgate Ruby Mild.

Photo: George & Dragon, Hudswell

CAMRA’s National Director Ben Wilkinson said: “The top 16 contenders boast the perfect mix of the essential characteristics which make a great pub – great service, a welcoming atmosphere, fantastic decor, great value for money and most importantly, quality real ale.

“As our Summer of Pub initiative comes to a close, we’d like to encourage the nation’s beer drinkers to seek out these extraordinary pubs this weekend, which have been individually judged by our volunteers, ensuring a high degree of impartiality and integrity in their nomination.

“These pubs will now compete in the next round of the competition, hoping to be named one of the four super-regional finalists – and stay in with a chance of becoming the overall winner. I wish them all the very best of luck!”

The final announcement of the National Pub of the Year will take place in February 2020. A full list of winners can be found at: https://www.camra.org.uk/