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Published on August 28th, 2013 | by Nottingham Drinker


The 2013 Nottingham LocAle Pub of the Year Award

There are over 120 LocAle accredited pubs within the Nottingham area and in 2012 The Flying Horse, Arnold became the first winner of our annual competition.

The 2013 competition commenced in August 2012 and in each edition of the Nottingham Drinker a number of LocAle pubs were featured; by public vote, two of those pubs became finalists for the 2013 competition.

As noted above,  in June 2013 the last of the finalists were confirmed. The twelve pubs were:

•    Flying Horse, Arnold
•    Gate, Awsworth
•    Hand & Heart
•    Horse & Groom, Basford
•    Johnson Arms, Lenton
•    Lincolnshire Poacher
•    Major Oak
•    Organ Grinder
•    Poppy & Pint, Lady Bay
•    Trent Bridge Inn (TBI)
•    Vat & Fiddle
•    Victoria, Beeston

Judges visited the pubs throughout June and the early part of July and, as expected, scores for each pub were high – these were after all THE finalists.

On Thursday 18th July, Ray Kirby visited the Gate at Awsworth and was delighted to tell Kim & Steve that they had won the 2013 Nottingham LocAle Pub of the Year Award.

The presentation is to take place at the Gate on Wednesday evening 14th August – all are welcome to what is expected to be the LocAle party of the year.

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