Search on for best local pub

PUBS across Scarborough are hoping to pull in votes as well as pints as the search begins to find Yorkshire’s favourite pub.

Tourism agency Welcome to Yorkshire is giving the public the chance to vote for their favourite local.

Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “It could be a warm welcome, great ale or historic surroundings – whatever makes your local your favourite, we want you to vote. We can be rightly proud of the fabulous pubs we have across Yorkshire and this is a celebration of that.”

The public can vote at and say in 20 words why their nomination is worthy of the title until the closing date on Friday May 27.

These votes will result in a top 30 list of pubs, which are set to feature in a special Yorkshire Ale Trail, produced by Welcome to Yorkshire.

A panel of judges will then select 10 finalist pubs from this shortlist and the public will have the chance to vote again for an overall winner from June 20 using a simple click voting system.

The winning pub, plus runners up, will be announced at the Great Yorkshire Show – and handed the trophy and title of Yorkshire’s Favourite Pub 2011.