Villiers nominates Builders Arms, New Barnet, as Pub of the Year

Chipping Barnet MP Theresa Villiers has nominated The Builders Arms in New Barnet for the coveted title of Parliamentary Pub of the Year.

The hidden-away hostelry in Albert Road, New Barnet, is owned by Greene King and is a popular place to eat, drink and listen to music.

In her nomination, Theresa said the pub offered “a warm welcome and a friendly atmosphere”.

“The Builders Arms is an excellent local pub where the staff are always helpful and friendly. The pub building has been recently renovated while retaining its original charm,” she said.

“It has real ales on tap and is listed in the CAMRA What Pub guide. The food menu is simple but great quality. The pub hosts live music and has a popular and spacious beer garden. The location of the pub close to New Barnet Station makes it an ideal stop-off for commuters on the way home. Overall, The Builders Arms is a hidden gem of a pub.”

All 650 MPs can nominate a pub in their constituency for the inaugural awards. Entrants will be whittled down to ten finalists, who will be invited to the House of Commons later this year to see which pub will be crowned the winner.

Theresa added: “Pubs are a vital part of our communities. This competition is a good way to celebrate the contribution local pubs make to the British way of life, at a time when many are finding it tough to stay in business.”

“It’s great to see my colleagues from all parties getting involved in the Parliamentary Pub of the Year and nominating their favourite watering hole. I wish The Builders Arms the best of luck.”

Nominations for the competition close tomorrow. The next stage is for nominated pubs to put together a short video clip on why their pub should win.