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PM launches competition to find best Ilkley pub

Keighley and Ilkley’s Member of Parliament Robbie Moore has launched a new constituency-wide competition to find Keighley & Ilkley’s best pub. From the iconic Timothy Taylor’s brewery in Keighley dating back to 1858, to the famous Black Bull in Haworth, which can trace its history back to a 16th century coaching inn, to the original brewery in Ilkley founded in 1873, the constituency boasts a rich tapestry of brewing and most importantly great pubs with unique stories.

The competition promises to be a celebration of the area's rich pub culture, with the accolade of "Keighley and Ilkley’s Best Pub" to be awarded by public vote in what the local MP calls an award “to honour the best of our area’s establishments and give our fantastic local pubs the recognition they deserve.”

Special recognition will also be given to area winners in Keighley, Ilkley, Craven and the Worth Valley, celebrating each local establishment's distinctive charm and character.

Commenting on the competition, Mr. Moore stated: “Our local Pub and Bars are not just places to enjoy great food and drinks; they are vital community hubs which play a hugely important role bringing people together, tackling social isolation and supporting our local economy.

As your MP, I want to showcase and celebrate the invaluable role our pubs play in supporting our local economy, providing employment, and sourcing products from our talented local producers. That’s why for the first time, I’m launching Keighley & Ilkley’s Best Pub Awards - and I am inviting everyone across Keighley, Ilkley, Craven and the Worth Valley to nominate their favourite local establishment for the title of Keighley & Ilkley’s Best Pub.

The venue which gets the most nominations will win and the closing date for all nominations is Friday 22nd September. Good luck to all involved!”.

Voting is now open, and residents are can nominate their favourite local pub by visiting


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