Everyone loves a country pub and for those who take part in country sports the lure of a warm fire, a cold pint and a good feed is hard to beat.
Now the Countryside Alliance and Country Life magazine have teamed up to launch the search for the greatest sporting pub in the UK.
This competition aims to celebrate traditional pubs and hotels which have a long history of support for country sports, whether they welcome muddy dogs and wellies, host a meet of the local hunt, serve the best local game or are the place to be once the fishing or shooting day is over.
Potential criteria include
• Do they hold a meet or a shoot syndicate lunch or social event, eg a hunt quiz?
• Is there a river/stabling?
• Are dogs welcome?
• Is game served? (local beer also an extra plus)
• Is there sporting memorabilia?
• Are bar staff knowledgeable?
• Can you leave your wellies at the door?
To nominate your favourite watering hole for this prestigious title, go to: https://warblerdigital.formstack.com/forms/ca_cl_greatest_pub
Nominations run until Friday September 11.