Contest success for Woodlands pub

The Woodlands pub on Wetherby Road, Harrogate, has reached the final four of a competition which celebrates the many great pubs, landlords and landladies throughout the UK.

The pub, which is run by Steve and Christine Carr, made it to the final of the Best Marketing Pub category in the Warm Welcome Awards organised by Scottish and Newcastle Pub Company (S&NPC). Judging of the pubs in the S&NPC portfolio was completed over a four month period late last year by a team of “mystery” visitors. Steve said: “We knew we had people visiting the pub, but of course you never know when, so we could only do well by doing what we do well all the time.

“It’s a team effort here – we all care about what our customers want and it makes us work even harder to make sure we get this right.”