The Parliamentary Pub of the Year award focuses on celebrating pubs in our community. The Parliamentary Pub of the year competition is in its first year and will give 650 MPs the opportunity to nominate a pub to be recognised as the Parliamentary Pub of the Year.

The main criteria for nomination is a pub that is great at what they do. This can include the range of beer or food provided, the dedication to serving the local community or a specialism in music or sports.

Toby Perkins, the Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Pub Group, said: “Pubs are crucial to our communities as well as to our economy. Britain’s pubs employ over 1 million people and pay around £9 billion in taxes. It is so important that we support our much loved locals”.

If you would like to look at the nominations as they come in please follow the Parliamentary Pub of The Year awards on twitter @ParliPubOTY