THE best pub in Lancashire has been named as award organisers look to find the best bars in the country.

Bowland Beer Hall in Clitheroe was named the winner as the National Pub and Bar Awards named the best venues in each county.

The venue will now go against winners from 93 other counties in the grand final in London on Wednesday, May 23.

At the event, 15 regional winners will be announced, as well as the esteemed accolade of the overall National Pub and Bar of the Year.

Tristan O’Hana, editor of Pub & Bar magazine, which runs the awards, said: “Closures of pubs and bars are too often focused on in the press.

“The sole purpose of the National Pub & Bar Awards is to tell as many people as possible about the incredible businesses that these County winners are running.”