THE Dusty Miller in Brighouse has received local recognition for its contribution to the local environment in the annual Yorkshire in Bloom awards.

The community pub, run by experienced licensee Rob Wilde, is a top small business in the gold category.

Rob has been in the industry for over 35 years, following in his grandads’ footsteps. The pub boasts a stunning flower display, created by a charity who supports adults with learning difficulties, with recycled bottles as bird feeders.

Rob said: "We are thrilled to have been recognised for all the hard work from our team, NEET and the local community. The pub is helping to give back to the community through our projects and I could not have achieved this without the support of our network."

Yorkshire in Bloom is a charity and regional body representing the Britain in Bloom campaign, who run annual competitions to encourage communities to strive to make a positive impact on their local environment through projects.

The award ceremony was held at York racecourse after two judging rounds.

The Dusty Miller was praised for its exceptional recycling levels, contribution to the environment and the community.

Steve McKechnie, business development manager at pub group Admiral Taverns, said: “I am so pleased for Rob and his team for achieving the prestigious Gold award. He has worked incredibly hard all year round to drive these initiatives and evidently, this is having a positive impact on not only the local community, but the environment as well. A huge congratulations to the team for this thoroughly-deserved award.”