ShortList Pints+Pistchios Awards 2013 - In association with

Salute your boozer in our annual prize-giving

You have a favourite film, album and book. Maybe even a special mug. But a pub is trickier. Food, drink, atmosphere; all must be perfect. Vote for your favourite to be crowned ShortList’s Pub Of The Year, from the below 30 best establishments featured in Pints & Pistachios. One lucky voter will get to brew their own beer.

The winning pub will get a framed certificate, plus two barrels of our limited-edition beer; ShortList Fool’s Gold, to put on tap. Results will be announced on 31 July at our Winner’s Party at Meantime’s Old Brewery in Greenwich.

Try our beer from 3-4 August at the Meantime Craft Beer Festival, and The Old Brewery, along with Mr Hyde’s Union Lager.

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The pubs

  • The Ship

    The Ship

    41 Jews Row,
    London, SW18
    Ranked as ‘Best in London’ in last year’s P&P Awards, this Wandsworth pub comes highly rated. Particularly its Scotch eggs and beer garden.Visit website
  • Crown & Shuttle

    Crown & Shuttle

    226 Shoreditch High St,
    London, E1
    This recently refurbished pub has quickly become the go-to establishment in Shoreditch for craft beers and street-style, slow-cooked rotisserie meat.Visit website
  • The Beagle

    The Beagle

    456 Barlow Moor Rd,
    Manchester, M21
    The new project from Manchester’s Port St Beer House is helping to lead the British craft beer revolution, now with street food traders on rotation.Visit website
  • Wheatsheaf


    6 Stoney St,
    London, SE1
    Stands out in foodie paradise Borough Market via its street-food, served from a van in its beer garden.Visit website
  • Hanging Bat

    Hanging Bat

    133 Lothian Rd,
    Edinburgh, EH3
    Six casks, 14 keg, beers from across the UK, 31 gins, and, as its website rightly states, the best bathroom sinks of any pub in the UK.Visit website
  • The Salisbury Arms

    The Salisbury Arms

    58 Dalkeith Rd,
    Edinburgh, EH1
    Last year’s top ranking Scottish pub does food that’d be hard to beat.Visit website
  • The Grafton

    The Grafton

    20 Prince Of Wales Rd,
    London, NW5
    A top beer selection lines up alongside burgers from Lucky Chip.Visit website
  • Pig & Butcher

    Pig & Butcher

    80 Liverpool Rd,
    London, N1
    Meat is butchered, cured and smoked on site. If only all pubs were like this.Visit website
  • North Bar

    North Bar

    24 New Briggate,
    Leeds, LS1
    At 16 years old, this Leeds ale house bills itself as the first craft beer bar in the UK.Visit website
  • The Oast House

    The Oast House

    The Avenue Courtyard,
    Manchester, M3
    The winner of ShortList’s Pints & Pistachios Awards 2012: does both food and ale both stupendously.Visit website
  • The Lord Northbrook

    The Lord Northbrook

    116 Burnt Ash Rd,
    London, SE12
    Proof that the right refurbishment, menu and drinks list can rejuvenate any establishment.Visit website
  • The Ginger Pig

    The Ginger Pig

    3 Hove St,
    Hove, BN3
    A stylish, beachside gastropub specialising in meat.Visit website
  • Friends Of Ham

    Friends Of Ham

    4 New Station St,
    Leeds, LS1
    Familiarise yourself with the lost art of shuffleboard and six tasters of beer at a time with Friends Of Ham’s sampler tray. Don’t miss the charcuterie, too.Visit website
  • The Sparrow

    The Sparrow

    32 North Parade,
    Bradford, BD1
    A ‘bier café’ with a rapidly changing cask and keg selection and long list of guest bottles.Visit website
  • The Craft Beer Co

    The Craft Beer Co

    82 Leather Lane,
    London, EC1
    Thirty-six taps and a house brew from Mikkeller. Need we say more?Visit website
  • Newman Street Tavern

    Newman Street Tavern

    48 Newman St,
    London, W1
    A spectacular pub that prides itself on its “properly hung game” and a wine list that seems to go on forever.Visit website
  • Camp & Furnace

    Camp & Furnace

    67 Greenland St,
    Liverpool, L1
    Housed in a former warehouse, the titular furnace is used to smoke its excellent Brown Bear ale.Visit website
  • The Broad Chare

    The Broad Chare

    25 Broad Chare,
    Newcastle, NE1
    Making Geordie beer fans weep with joy.Visit website
  • The Spaniards Inn

    The Spaniards Inn

    Spaniard’s Rd,
    London, NW3
    A menu with an ale matched to each dish shows they know their ale.Visit website
  • White Horse

    White Horse

    1 Parson’s Green,
    London, SW6
    Renowned as one of the best places to drink beer in the capital, it became even more of a must-visit after its recent refurbishment.Visit website
  • Brewdog


    51 Bethnal Green Rd,
    London, E1
    The second London BrewDog bar is bigger and better, not least because of its Underdog basement.Visit website
  • The Purefoy Arms

    The Purefoy Arms

    Preston Candover,
    Hampshire, RG25
    A country pub that features a menu that just bagged Good Food Guide’s Readers’ Restaurant Of The Year for the south east.Visit website
  • Ales & Tails

    Ales & Tails

    31 York St,
    London, TW1
    A new Twickenham pub with an impressive cask and keg range, and "the best Sunday roast in London", according to our reviewer. Visit website
  • The North Pole

    The North Pole

    188 New North Rd,
    London, N1
    On the side of this north London pub, in huge letters, are the magical words: craft beers, cask ale, food. And it does all three expertly.Visit website
  • Parlour


    5 Regent St,
    London, NW10
    Open from 8am for breakfast, and with kitchens closing at 2am on weekends you could spend all day at Parlour, and probably should.Visit website
  • The Union Tavern

    The Union Tavern

    45 Woodfield Rd,
    London, W9
    A craft beer drinker’s haven next to a canal and with two smokers.Visit website
  • New Pilot

    New Pilot

    67 Queen’s Rd,
    Cardiff, CF64
    The best place to try a pint or five from the full range of Cardiff’s breweries.Visit website
  • Crate


    Unit 7,
    White Building,
    Queen’s Yard,
    London, E9
    With beer brewed on-site, this Hackney Wick pub’s craft ale output is as fresh as its pizzas.Visit website
  • The Lost & Found

    The Lost & Found

    8 Bennetts Hill,
    Birmingham, B2
    A new hidden gem that prides itself on its local ales and unusually presented food.Visit website
  • Munro’s


    185 Great Western Rd,
    Glasgow, G4
    Showcasing the best craft beer Scotland has to offer.Visit website

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