NEXT time you are in for a pint be sure to let your favourite pub or bar know you'd nominate them.

The National Pub & Bar Awards, the celebration that crowns the best pub from each county of the United Kingdom, is back for 2017 - and the search is on to find the winner.

The venues could be run by a single-site operator, part of a leased or tenanted estate or part of a managed group, it doesn’t matter – the National Pub & Bar Awards is all about the individual sites in each county and highlighting the brilliance of their work.

Those 94 County Winners will be crowned at a red carpet celebration at BAFTA on Tuesday, May 23.

What’s more, each pub will also be up for a Regional Winner award that night, as well as the overall National Pub & Bar of the Year title.

“The Church Inn won the best pub in the country – the spike was nuts after that,” said Tim Bird, owner of The Church Inn in England which won the contest last year. “The spike in May was massive.”

From perfect service to product range, aesthetic design or environmental credentials, the 94 County Winners will be judged on all the aspects required to provide ultimate hospitality within the on-trade.

You can keep up to date by following the National Pub & Bar Awards on Twitter: @PubandBarAwards

The deadline is March 17. Pubs and bars can enter for free online at