Sheffield pub named best in Yorkshire in national awards

Thursday, 24th May 2018, 11:48 am
Updated Thursday, 24th May 2018, 13:22 pm

The Botanist pub in Sheffield has been crowned the best in Yorkshire, after scooping the top accolade at last night's National Pub and Bar Awards.

Fending off stiff competition from three other Yorkshire watering holes, the quirky venue took the county title but was beaten by The White Horse in West Sussex for the top accolade of best overall pub in the UK, an award which it won in 2017.

While it didn't manage a repeat of last year's overall victory, it proudly flies the flag as the best in the region, gaining recognition for its renowned selection of botanical cocktails, craft beers and ales.

The unusual pub is famed for its botanical theme, offering diners a unique secret garden to indulge in food and drink.

The theme is evident in the garden-inspired decor, which includes spades, antiquities and trinkets hung around the walls, while food is served in seed trays and drinks poured from watering cans, offering diners something more out of the ordinary than your average pub or bar.

The pub is famed for its botanical-inspired cocktails and quirky interior (Photo: Johnston Press)

The menu takes inspiration from the deli, rotisserie and BBQ, with hanging kebabs, steak sandwiches and succulent burgers just a few of the tempting dishes on offer.

The pub is also popular for its live music offering every night, with a variety of drinks to enjoy alongside, including fine local gins, Champagne, world famous ales and an extensive array of botanical-infused tipples.

While The Botanist claimed the top accolade in Yorkshire, three other pubs around the county were named among the shortlist of 94 venues, showcasing the county's thriving food and drink scene.

Among those pubs shortlisted were:

The Old Star '“ East Riding of Yorkshire: A country pub that boasts log burners and open fires for those chilly days and locally sourced produce for their family friendly menu.

The Punch Bowl '“ North Yorkshire: A village pub offering classic Sunday roasts, gluten free options and a garden that's perfect for sunny afternoons.

North Bar '“ Leeds: A bountiful beer selection from all over the world, along with a chilled out vibe.