These Yorkshire pubs have been named among the best in the UK

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By Stephanie Abbot

Whether you're crazy for cocktails or have a passion for pale ales - there are hundreds of pubs to choose from in Yorkshire.

But if you want to separate the best from the rest, the National Pub and Bar Awards have released the 2018 county winners.

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The list of 94 pubs located across the UK features four Yorkshire watering holes:

• The Old Star - East Riding of Yorkshire: A country pub that boasts log burners and open fires for those chilly days and locally sourced produce for their family friendly menu.

• The Punch Bowl - North Yorkshire: A village pub offering classic Sunday roasts, gluten free options and a garden that's perfect for sunny afternoons.

• The Botanist - Sheffield: A unique menu of flavours accompanied by an impressive range of cocktails, beers and ales.

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North Bar - Leeds: A bountiful beer selection from all over the world, along with a chilled out vibe.

The shortlisted venues will compete for the best overall pub in the UK and hoping to pick up the award for a second time is last year's winner The Botanist, Sheffield.

Hopefuls will head along to a glitzy red carpet celebration on May 23 when the winner of best UK pub will be revealed.

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.

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“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 have an award-winning pub near them. Get out there and see these places for yourselves.”