The pints have been pulled, the stories have been told, the pubs have been chosen - now it's time to vote in the John Smith’s Only Ordinary by Name Pub competition.
Dozens of pubs from across our region received nominations from regulars but only two could be shortlisted.
Now its over to you to cast your vote below to crown your regional 'Only Ordinary By Name' pub, that will win £300 and progress to the national final.
An expert judging panel will then select the overall winner to receive a £5000 top prize.
Of that jackpot payment, £4,500 will go to the winning pub to spend on improvements for punters such as a new sound system or perhaps refurb the beer garden, and £500 to the deserving landlord.
Voting closes 23rd July at 6pm.
Terms apply and T&Cs can be found here . Get ‘em in!
Please drink responsibly.
Select your favourite Only Ordinary by Name pub below:
Royal Oak (HD7 5QS)
If you want to know one of the things that makes this pub Only Ordinary By Name, then pop in for a pint on Nov 5th.
The pub hosts bonfire night party for the local community that sees more than 1,000 people packing into the huge beer garden.
It’s typical of the place, which is the heartbeat of the community, with a strong focus on events to bring people together, including an annual Yorkshire Day celebration, complete with tug of war, as well as race nights, an annual Halloween party, a pensioners Christmas party, live music shows and even pantomime in the pub at Christmas.
The family-run pub, which dates back to the time when cottage industries thrived, and was originally place of weaving, is also home to a remarkable collection of beer pump clips, with more than 400 on display, all of which have been served in the14 years since the current management took over.
Fox & Hounds (WF2 6QQ)
It’s one of the oldest pubs in Yorkshire, and a hugely popular stop-off for ramblers and dog-walkers – and they even provide mats for dogs to have a lie down.
The pub, in a picturesque village on the side of the Newmillerdam nature reserve –a country park and lake – has been transformed since it was taken on by current owners Jackie and Nick Stanton in 2008.
While revamping the inside of the sandstone building with new flooring, seating and decor, they were careful to keep the traditional feel, with a pool room and social events like pub quizzes, retro evenings and even a pantomime at Christmas.
But it is the new restaurant serving no-frills British grub, and headed by Rosette award winning chef Paul which makes this pub Only Ordinary By Name.
Diners come from miles around to enjoy freshly cooked dishes including Jackie’s celebrated fish and chunky chips and signature steak dish Fillet Rossini.
To submit your vote, please select your favourite Only Ordinary by Name pub & enter your details below