Top pub in new guide

This year’s Good Pub Guide has been released – and has named a Dales inn as the East Midlands Pub of the Year.

The Bear at Alderwasley was named as the area’s top pub in the guide, seen as the Oscars for publicans.

The awards have been chosen by recommendations from pub-goers with readers saying they “can’t heap enough praise on this terrific all-rounder. Justifiably popular, this happy character-laden tavern has lovely dark low-beamed rooms with warming open fires and a cheerful miscellany of antique furniture.”

The Good Pub Guide 2012 celebrates 30 years of great pubs. It lists editor’s favourites, yearly updates and reader reports ensuring that only the very best pubs make the grade.