The very best British pubs have been revealed in the 2019 Sawday's Pub Awards.

Sawday's, in collaboration with The Telegraph's Saturday supplement, has today revealed the seven best pubs in the country, including the winner of the inaugural Telegraph Pub of The Year award.

Paul Davies, editor of the Telegraph's Saturday supplement, said: "For years, the Telegraph's Saturday section has championed Britain's best pubs and we are delighted to be a part of Sawday's annual guide, which reveals that the British pub, despite reports of its demise, is very much alive and well.

"The Fleece has all the elements that make the ideal pub - good food, good beer, atmosphere, charm, history, community, roaring fires and, in Tafarn the Welsh Terrier, the most perfect pub dog."

Mike Bevens, Managing Director of Sawday's, said: "Our annual pub awards are more competitive each year, so we welcomed input from The Telegraph readers to help us decide this year's winners.

"These seven pubs are all different, but what they have in common is that they all embody the Sawday's spirit of special; warm, buzzy and welcoming places run by passionate people."


Telegraph Pub of the Year - winner
The Fleece Inn, Worcestershire

Telegraph Pub of the Year – runners up

  • The Ring of Bells, Devon
  • The Compasses Inn, Kent

 

Best Newcomer - winner
The Culm Valley Inn, Devon:

Best newcomer – runners up

  • The Miller of Mansfield, Berkshire
  • The Black Lion, Suffolk

 

Best Community Pub - winner

The Eagle & Child, Lancashire

Best Community Pub – runners up

  • The Crown, Sussex
  • The One Bull, Suffolk

 

Most Authentic Pub - winner
The Griffin, Pembrokeshire

Most Authentic Pub – runners up

  • The White Horse, Buckinghamshire
  • The Blue Ball Inn, Cambridgeshire

 

Best Pub for Families - winner
The Lister Arms at Malham, Yorkshire

Best Pub for Families – runner up

  • The Merry Harriers, Surrey
  • The Inn at Freshford, Bath

 

Best Pub with Rooms - winner
The Mason Arms, Oxfordshire

Best Pub with Rooms – runners up

  • The Sheppey Inn, Somerset
  • Meikleour Arms, Perth and Kinross

 

Best Pub for Food - winner
The Wellington Arms, Hampshire

Best Pub for Food – runners up

  • St Tudy Inn, Cornwall
  • The George, Staffordshire

The Great British Pub Guide is a first edition reboot of Sawday's bestselling Pubs and Inns book, and includes over 500 of the best British pubs.