Four South Norfolk pubs are celebrating after being named as category winners in South Norfolk Council’s Pub of the Year competition.
The competition is now in its ninth year and South Norfolk Council is still the only local authority in the country to support its licensed businesses in this way.
South Norfolk Council’s deputy leader, Michael Edney said. “I would like to congratulate our four winners and all of the pubs who received votes from their customers. Pubs play a hugely important role in our communities and it’s right that we take this opportunity to thank them for their hard work.”
South Norfolk Pub of the Year was launched to support local pubs as community hubs, promoting the great work that they do to help local groups and support events, acting as the heart of their communities.
This year the criteria of the competition changed. Residents were asked to vote for their favourite pub and the pubs were entered into categories depending on the size of their local population.
Customers voted on South Norfolk Council’s website, via Facebook, by email and by text and throughout the competition those voting on Facebook had the chance to win some fantastic prizes.
All the votes have now been counted and the four winning pubs are:
Category One (local population under 550): Wortwell Bell
Category Two (local population between 551 - 1100): Burston Crown
Category Three (local population between 1101 - 5500): Netherton House, Long Stratton
Category Four (local population over 5501): Green Dragon, Wymondham
The overall winner of the title South Norfolk Pub of the Year will be announced at an award ceremony on Monday 9 October.