As is the same each year, 94 pubs and bars represented at the awards, with each one having been previously announced as the best in their county. From these, 15 Regional Winners were selected.
Calvin Green Man, in Chelmsford, was crowned as the National Winner, taking home the title of best pub in the UK.
This is the full list of the 15 National Pub & Bar Awards 2021 regional winners, and what customers had to say about their experiences. Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.
1. East Midlands: The Tollemache Arms, Harrington
“What a Gem of a place! The food was well presented, delivered with a smile, perfectly cooked, full of flavour and therefore, in my humble opinion, good value for money!” Photo: The Tollemache Arms
2. East of England: Galvin Green Man, Chelmsford
“Michelin star restaurant but not Michelin prices. Safety is important and adhered to at this restaurant. Tasty well seasoned food. From a chef with humble beginnings.” Photo: Galvin Green Man
3. London: The Gun, Spitalfields
“Amazing choice in the all day menu, top ambience and decor and the staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. The food is very delicious from starters to mains, and cocktails are also well crafted. On the pricey side but not super expensive considering it's right in the heart of Spitalfields.” Photo: The Gun
4. North East: Leila Lily's, Newcastle Upon Tyne
“The BEST cocktails that me and my partner have ever had! Food was outstanding unfortunately we don't have any pictures as we were so hungry when we arrived that we devoured it!! Will definitely be back as the afternoon tea here also looks fab!” Photo: Leila Lily's