These Home Counties pubs have been named among the best in the UK

If you want to know the best places to go in the UK then the National Pub and Bar Awards have just announced the 94 county winning pubs - and 12 of them are in the Home Counties.

They include The Bell in Studham, Bedfordshire, The Alford Arms in Hertfordshire, The Pointer in Buckinghamshire and Gomshall Mill in Surrey.

#ThursdayThoughts Take time out and enjoy the #WarmestDayOfTheYear in an award winning country pub. @TheBellStudham Winner of Best Pub in Bedfordshire in the National @PubandBarAwards #goodfood #winelovers

— The Bell (@TheBellStudham) April 19, 2018

The winners are judged on overall retail excellence, best practice and individual entrepreneurship.

As well as 15 regional winners, the overall National Pub & Bar of the Year will be announced at a red carpet event in London on 23 May.

The full list of Home Counties pubs in the National Pub & Bar Awards County Winners

• Galvin Green Man - Essex• The Bell in Studham - Bedfordshire• The Salisbury Arms - Cambridgeshire• The Alford Arms - Hertfordshire• The Fox & Hounds, Theale - Berkshire• The Pointer - Buckinghamshire• The Bull, Ditchling - East Sussex• The King’s Head, Hursley - Hampshire• The Dog at Wingham - Kent• The White Horse, Chilgrove - West Sussex• The Hare, Milton-under-Wychwood - Oxfordshire• Gomshall Mill - Surrey

Tristan O’Hana, editor of Pub & Bar magazine, which runs the awards, said: “This positive, industry-boosting news comes at a time when closures of pubs and bars are too often focused on in the press.

“The sole purpose of the National Pub & Bar Awards is to tell as many people as possible about the incredible businesses that these County Winners are running.

“With 94 triumphant pubs on the winners' list, chances are that every person in the UK will

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