Entries for the inaugural All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group and PubAid Charity Fund Raising Pub of the Year contest have been judged by an expert panel and a shortlist agreed.

Pub AidThe award is sponsored by Magners and the winners will be announced at a reception in the House of Commons on April 17.

Mike Wood MP, chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group, said: “UK pubs raise over £100 million for charity every year and the quality of these entries demonstrates just why. Sixty-nine pubs entered in total and it was extremely difficult to choose just eight to go forward to the final.

“Many entrants had been supporting good causes for decades and raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for national and local charities. They were highly imaginative in the way that they involved their regulars and staff in their charitable activity. This highlights once again why pubs are the heart of communities the length and breadth of the country.”

The shortlisted pubs

• The Barrels, Hereford
• The Swan, Thornbury, Bristol
• The Crown, Radnage, Buckinghamshire
• The Well Parc Hotel, Trevone, Padstow
• The Logan Rock, Treen, Penzance
• The New Inn, Enderby, Leicester
• The Cabbage Patch, Twickenham
• The Lord Nelson, Urmston, Manchester

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