A LOCAL pub has been named as the best pub or bar in West Yorkshire by a national awards body.

The Shibden Mill Inn, in Blake Hill near Northowram, has taken home the top prize at this year's National Pub and Bar Awards as the best venue in West Yorkshire.

The four-star hotel, on the banks of Shibden Brook and near to the infamous Shibden Wall cycling climb, is a 17th Century inn, and alongside its acclaimed food and drinks offering boasts 11 unique bedrooms.

Its accommodation is rated five-stars by the AA, and it also has two AA rosettes for its dining, making it stand out as one of the best locations for food in West Yorkshire.

It has mouth-watering lunch, a la carte, taster, Sunday lunch and breakfast menus, served alongside an extensive range of real ales, wines and spirits.

Shibden Mill Inn is one of 94 county winners in the Awards, recognising every county's best public house, with all winners invited to the Grand Final which takes place in London on September 6, 2021.

On the evening, 15 regional winners will be announced as well as the overall winner crowned best pub or bar in Britain, along with best taproom, pub chef, pub brand, bar brand and bartender of the year awards.

The awards are run in partnership by the National Pub and Bar Awards, UK Hospitality, Pub & Bar and Cask Marque, supported by sponsors including Coca-Cola, Kegstar, Quorn and Havana Club.