Get the beards in: Jolly Butchers beard award

Jolly Butchers. Pic: Fancyapint

Jolly Butchers. Pic: Fancyapint

The Jolly Butchers in Stoke Newington has been named Beard Friendly Pub Of the Year by the Beard Liberation Front.

The title stays in Hackney for another 12 months after The Jolly Butchers edged out the Urban Tap House in Cardiff by just two votes.

The Cock Tavern on Mare Street, London Fields won the award last year.

A staff member at The Jolly Butchers pub told Eastlondonlines that they won the award after offering their “best services” to their diverse customers, as well as their beer selection.

The Beard Liberation Front, described as an “informal network of beard wearers”, is an organisation that campaigns in support of beards and against anti-beard discrimination.

Keith Flett, the Beard Liberation Front organiser, told Eastlondonlines: “75 to 80 per cent of the total customers who go to the Jolly Butchers are beard wearers, the pub is giving an outstanding contribution for drinking diversity and anti-beard discrimination.”

He also warned that, with cities like Cardiff, Manchester and Bristol “catching up”, Hackney may face challenges to its crown.

Criteria for the qualified pubs included: welcoming “the hirsute”, having a significant number of hirsute customers, employing bearded staff and having beard-friendly beers.

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