Last Orders for Beard Friendly Pub of the Year 2017 vote

In Uncategorized on January 13, 2017 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front

January 13th

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The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has said that the contest for the Beard Friendly Pub of the Year closes at midnight on Saturday

The result of the on-line poll is 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, Beard Friendly Pub of the Year is a bit of seasonal fun in what can be a rather downbeat time of year. It also addresses the temperance influenced Dry January campaign by suggesting that people should visit their local bar, pub or tap and have a sociable drink. There has been a good turn-out in the poll this year but there is still time yet for last orders.

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.


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