The Best Pubs across the UK are chosen as winners of their counties in 2022

With consumer confidence on the rise and hospitality venues continuing their journey on the road to recovery, 94 pubs and bars across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have scooped a prestigious County Winner title as part of the 2022 National Pub & Bar Magazine Awards, including our very own Church Inn for Cheshire and our Fitzherbert Arms for Staffordshire.

The National Pub & Bar Awards aims to put exemplary businesses across the UK in the national spotlight, showcasing the hospitality industry’s diversity, creativity and vital importance to the UK economy.

The announcement of this year’s 94 County Winners shows the level of quality being delivered to pub and bar visitors every day of the week.

The pubs, which have been selected on overall best practice across a number of operational categories, will be officially crowned at a ‘red carpet’ celebration at 30 Euston Square, London, on Wednesday 22 June 2022. At this ‘grand finale’, 15 Regional Winners will also be announced, as well as the esteemed accolade – the overall National Pub & Bar of the Year 2022. An award which has been won twice by our Church Inn in Mobberley in 2019/20 and 2016/17.

“Just from being out and about, you can see how much pubs and bars mean to people across the UK,” says Tristan O’Hana, editor of Pub & Bar magazine, which hosts the event. “With visitor numbers increasing, it’s more important than ever for operators to deliver standout service and product quality during every visit – no matter the business in question. The 94 County Winners are wonderful examples of the brilliance of today’s modern on-trade. If you live near one of these county winners, make sure you pay them a visit!”

The National Pub & Bar Awards is sponsored by Hellmann’s, Kegstar, Kingfisher, Knorr and St Pierre.

Great turnout for 6th Fitz Treasure Hunt!

We would like to thank everyone who took part in the 6th Fitzherbert Arms Car Treasure Hunt. Thank you too for all the kind donations. £50 was raised for the Air Ambulance, as each car team donated towards this great cause.

10 teams rocked up to the Fitz on a bright, dry day, to take on the hunt, set up by owner Tim and the Fitz team.

Everyone gave it a good go and got back safely to enjoy a nibble and a drink as Carl and the team set about the serious task of marking the papers!

Finally the scores were in!

The third place team were the ‘Team Taxi’ who picked up a £20 gift voucher! In second place were the ‘Audi Do’ Team who picked up a £30 Fitzherbert gift voucher.

Drum roll….in first place, taking the title of 2021 Fitzherbert Arms treasure hunt champions….were the ‘Eccleshall Escort Service’! Well done to them! Winning a Porsche for a day, kindly provided by our long-standing sponsors Porsche Chester.

Congratulations to the winning team and everyone who took part! A great day indeed!

See you all next Year!

The 30 best winter pubs in Britain, for dog-lovers, walkers, foodies and more…..


Saturday 16th November 2019

The Fitzherbert Arms, Stone, Staffordshire


In the old village of Swynnerton on Lord Stafford’s estate is the dog-friendly Fitzherbert, perfect for a pint after a winter’s walk. Pups are welcome in the bar and snug, which entwine with an open-plan feel and are warmed by three delicious fires.

A vivacious team ferry platefuls of food to elegant tables: seafood platters, steak and stout pies, crumbles, brownies and local cheeses. Your four-legged friend won’t feel left out thanks to tasty treats on the bar.

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The 30 best winter pubs in Britain, as selected by Sawday’s