Beard Liberation Front
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BEARD FRIENDLY PUB OF THE YEAR VOTE OPENS
The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has said that the contest for the Beard Friendly Pub of the Year is underway.
An on-line poll is now open with the winner declared on January 15th.
The winners in 2016 included the Jolly Butchers in Stoke Newington, the Cock Tavern in central Hackney and the Bag of Nails in Bristol
BLF Organiser Keith Flett said we’ve picked a range of the best beard friendly pubs, bars and taprooms all of which have been visited by BLF Inspectors over the past few month. We may have missed some and there were several that came very close to making the shortlist, so there is a write-in option on the poll as well
The criteria for the Award include:
Beard Friendly Pub: a pub that welcomes the hirsute and often has a significant number of hirsute customers, including but certainly not confined to those with designer or hipster beards .
Beard Friendly Ambience: a pub that may have fewer hirsute customers but is welcoming to the hirsute through bearded bar staff and beard friendly beers, and has a generally relaxed atmosphere for all.
The campaign group says it welcomes diversity in both appearance and drinking but does think that there is a link between stylish beards and beers and good pubs
Some hostelries on the list style themselves as bars not pubs. This distinction is for others. The BLF is about beards.
Nothing here is meant to suggest that pubs not on the list are unfriendly to beards. This is about pubs that are particularly and emphatically beard friendly
The Beard Friendly Pub, Bar, Tap of the Year Short List 2017
Bag of Nails Bristol
City Arms, Cardiff
Cock Tavern, Hackney
Mother Kelly’s Bethnal Green
Euston Tap(s), central London
Friends of Ham, Leeds
Hanging Bat, Edinburgh
Jolly Butchers, Hackney
The Maltings, York
Cloudwater Brewery Tap, Manchester
Beavertown Brewery Tap, Tottenham
Crafty Devil Cellar, Cardiff
A Beard Friendly Pub, bar or taproom you think should be a winner not on the list? Please use the write-in option. It’s checked regularly and if there is support additions to the poll are made.