PUBLICANS across the county are hoping to pull in nominations as well as pints over the coming weeks, as Yorkshire’s Favourite Pub 2019 is launched.

The annual contest, run by Welcome to Yorkshire, is now open to nominations from members of the public - until Thursday, June 6.

The 30 pubs with the most nominations will feature in Welcome to Yorkshire’s Beer and Breweries Trail, and from this list, a panel of expert judges will select the top 10 to be put forward for the public to vote for the overall winner.

A record-breaking number of almost 20,000 votes were received during last year’s competition, which saw the Shibden Mill Inn, Halifax, crowned Yorkshire’s Favourite Pub.

The competition is open for nominations until Thursday, June 6, before the finalists are announced and go head to head to be named Yorkshire’s Favourite Pub at the Great Yorkshire Show on Tuesday, July 9. To nominate a pub visit