A Cumbrian pub has made the short list for a prestigious award.

The Black Bull, Sedbergh, has been shortlisted in the prestigious Best Pub category as part of the annual GQ Food and Drink Awards 2021 presented by Veuve Clicquot.

Co-owner, James Ratcliffe, said: "Featuring in such a high calibre UK shortlist in the Best Pub category is a wonderful way to celebrate despite what has been a very difficult 12 months for the entire sector, and not only that it’s a real testament to the outstanding food and service that the Black Bull team provide in ensuring that our guests have a truly memorable time with us.’’

The shortlist was determined by public votes and now a panel of top foodies and hospitality experts have the difficult task of deciding the winners for each of the 14 categories including Best Restaurant, Best Breakthrough and Best Restaurateur.

The overall winners in each category will be decided by an esteemed panel of judges including Dylan Jones GQ’s Editor-in-Chief, revered restaurateur Oliver Peyton, acclaimed chef James Cochran and leading sommelier Honey Spencer.

The winners will be announced in the August issue of GQ and it is hoped that the awards presentation will be hosted early in July at Nobu, Portman Square.