Enter ‘best sporting pub’ contest plea

PUBLISHED: 11:27 26 August 2015 | UPDATED: 11:27 26 August 2015

Country Life pub logo

Country Life pub logo

Archant

The search is on for ‘the best sporting pub’ – and organisers want entries from the Welwyn Hatfield and Potters Bar area.

The Countryside Alliance and Country Life magazine have teamed up to launch the nationwide search.

“We all love a country pub and for those of us who take part in country sports the lure of a warm fire, a cold pint and a good feed is hard to beat,” said a spokesman for the organisers.

“This competition aims to celebrate traditional pubs and hotels which have a long history of support for country sports, whether they welcome muddy dogs and wellies, host a meet of the local hunt, serve the best local game or are the place to be once the fishing or shooting day is over.”

Potential criteria includes:

• Do they hold a meet or a shoot syndicate lunch or social event, eg a hunt quiz?

• Is there a river/stabling?

• Are dogs welcome?

• Is game served? (local beer also an extra plus).

• Is there sporting memorabilia?

• Are bar staff knowledgeable?

• Can you leave your wellies at the door?

To nominate your favourite watering hole for this prestigious title, go to: https://warblerdigital.formstack.com/forms/ca_cl_greatest_pub

Nominations run until Friday, September 11.

For more information, contact Charlotte Cooper at the Countryside Alliance on 0207 840 9220 or email charlotte-cooper@countryside-alliance.org


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Welwyn Hatfield Times. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Welwyn Hatfield Times