Mother Kelly’s joins Beard Friendly Pub of the Year vote

In Uncategorized on January 11, 2018 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front

January 11th

Contact Keith flett                                           07803 167266


The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has said that with the contest for the Beard Friendly Pub of the Year closing at noon on Sunday January 14th Mother Kelly’s has been added to the shortlist after a social media campaign

The winner in 2017 was the Cock Tavern in central Hackney with the Crafty Devil Cellar in Cardiff the most beard friendly outside London.

BLF Organiser Keith Flett said, Mother Kelly’s only just missed out on the original shortlist and it’s now up to voters to see whether it can give the competition a close shave

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 modern styles of beards .

Beard Friendly Ambience: a pub that may have fewer hirsute customers but is welcoming to the hirsute through some 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. The truly beard friendly pub will have a genuine mix of customers not just a load of old blokes grumbling about life.


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 2018

The Axe, Hackney

Bag of Nails, Bristol

Bundobust, Manchester

The Chesham Arms, Hackney

Cock Tavern, Hackney

Dukes Head, Highgate

Hanging Bat, Edinburgh

Hop Locker, Waterloo

Jolly Butchers, Hackney

Mother Kelly’s (Bethnal Green/Vauxhall)

Small Bar, Bristol/Cardiff

Stoneworks, Peterborough

Whitelocks/Turks Head, Leeds

Beavertown/Pressure Drop Brewery Taps, Tottenham

Crafty Devil Cellar, Cardiff

Magic Rock Brewery Tap, Huddersfield

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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