The award focuses on celebrating pubs in our community and Steve McCabe MP has nominated the British Oak as the entrant from Birmingham, Selly Oak.
The Birmingham MP asked constituents to nominate their favourite pub in the constituency and the British Oak in Stirchley came up top. The Grade 2 Listed pub was built in 1926 and the position at the heart of the high street makes it stand out as a landmark building. As well as great beer, cocktail bar and food menu, the ‘Oak’ has a fantastic beer garden, hosts brilliant live music nights and regularly puts on special family fun days for all the community. The pub is also home to the British Oak Bowling Club which is just past the vast beer garden.
The Parliamentary Pub of the year competition will give 650 MPs the opportunity to nominate a pub to be recognised as the Parliamentary pub of the Year. The National awards which culminate in a National final at the House of Commons offer all MPs the opportunity to nominate their constituency’s favourite pub. The main criteria for nomination is a pub that is great at what they do, this can include the range of beer or food provided, the dedication to serving the local Community or a specialism in Music or Sports.
Steve McCabe said: “When I asked my constituents what their favourite pub is the British Oak came out on top and for good reason. It is a brilliant example of a pub rooted in its community. Whether you are there for the live music, the latest football game, one of their regular family fun days or just a pint and something to eat, there is always something for everyone. I am delighted to nominate them for Parliamentary Pub of the Year and hope the judges love this local favourite as much as we do.”