Enter ‘best sporting pub’ contest plea

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

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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

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