The House has been short listed for the Yorkshire Pub of the Year 2013, and we will be the only York pub in the competition. We will step up our game and try to win the prize for York. We'll be offering new food menus on a more regular basis, refitting and maintaining the pub continually and searching the country for some fantastic new taxidermy. We entered the competition and were short listed in 2011 and unfortunately came up against some gastro/bistro pubs that really weren't pubs as we know them - mainly table service restaurants that also served drinks. After speaking to yorkshire.com about this they have decided to introduce a category for them and keep the pub category for real traditional pubs so we may stick a chance of winning the coveted prize.
Ian Loftus owner of Trembling Madness said "After ripping the bottom out of my pants at the last awards ceremony and leaving embarrassed I will reinforce my trousers and try to stay sober until the very end, although this year it is being held on my birthday and the drinks are free".
Winners will be announced at the glittering ceremony on November 11 at New Dock Hall near the Royal Armouries, Leeds. Winners of each category will not only scoop one of these prestigious accolades, but they are also entered into the national tourism awards next year.The other finalists can be found here.
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