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Which Greater Manchester pubs made the shortlist for the Great British Pub Awards?

The Crown & Anchor in the Northern Quarter has been shortlisted for the Great British Pub Awards, highlighting its exceptional service and charm

The Crown & Anchor in the Northern Quarter has earned a coveted spot on the shortlist for this year’s Great British Pub Awards.

This prestigious annual event celebrates the best of the UK’s pub industry, recognising excellence across various categories.

The competition was fierce this year, with organisers receiving an overwhelming number of entries from across the country.

After meticulous deliberation, they have narrowed it down to the crème de la crème, highlighting the exceptional quality and diversity of Britain’s pubs.

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The Crown & Anchor, located at the bustling crossroads of Hilton Street and Port Street, stands out as Greater Manchester’s sole representative in the finals.

We think that’s a bit unfair, as there are so many amazing and historic pubs in Manchester.

There’s a pretty wild and vibrant selection of taprooms, too.

That being said, the Crown & Anchor is well worthy of its place at the top of the tree.

It’s a gorgeous and charming venue, with beautiful rooms to stay in upstairs.

It recently underwent a huge renovation

This year it was nominated in the Stonegate Group Pub Partners Pub of the Year category, for its outstanding service and atmosphere.

What are the other categories at the Great British Pub Awards

The Great British Pub Awards encompass a wide range of categories, each celebrating different aspects of the pub experience.

From the Best Town Pub, sponsored by Molson Coors, to the Best Pubs for Dogs, and Best Country Pub, the awards highlight establishments that excel in their respective niches.

Other categories include Best Pub for Entertainment, Best Pubs for Families, and accolades for the finest pub grub, beer gardens, sustainability efforts, and top spots to watch sports.

Any other Greater Manchester pubs included?

Several other pubs near Greater Manchester have also made it to the final stages.

The Swan at Marbury is a contender for the Best Country Pub award, while The Maltings in Warrington competes in the Best Pubs for Dogs category.

The Bull’s Head in Holymoorside, Chesterfield, vies for the Best Pub for Food accolade, and The Pack Horse in Hayfield joins The Crown & Anchor in the race for Pub of the Year.

When will the pub of the year be announced?

This year’s winners will be unveiled at a glittering ceremony in Manchester on September 17, hosted at the Victoria Warehouse next to Old Trafford.

As the anticipation builds, the spotlight remains firmly on The Crown & Anchor, whose success epitomises the rich tradition and vibrant future of Manchester’s pub culture.

The local community and pub enthusiasts alike eagerly await the results, ready to celebrate the best that British pubs have to offer.

You can see the full list of the Great British Pub Awards finalists by clicking here

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