Voting now open in John Smith's Only Ordinary by Name pub competition - which boozer get yours support?

The pints have been pulled, the stories have been told, the pubs have been chosen - now it's time to vote in the John Smith’s Only Ordinary by Name Pub competition.

Paddy McGuinness is teaming up with John Smith's
Paddy McGuinness is teaming up with John Smith's

Dozens of pubs from across our region received nominations from regulars but only two could be shortlisted.

Now its over to you to cast your vote below to crown your regional 'Only Ordinary By Name' pub, that will win £300 and progress to the national final.

An expert judging panel will then select the overall winner to receive a £5000 top prize.

Of that jackpot payment, £4,500 will go to the winning pub to spend on improvements for punters such as a new sound system or perhaps refurb the beer garden, and £500 to the deserving landlord.

Voting closes 23rd July at 6pm.

Terms apply and T&Cs can be found here. Get ‘em in!

Please drink responsibly.

Select your favourite Only Ordinary by Name pub below:

The White House Walsall (WS9 0QE)

The White House in Walsall

It's been one of Walsall's most popular drinking establishments since it was built in the 1950s. And it has often been a talking-point, not least when it was the first pub in the Birmingham area to get a video jukebox.

Perhaps the feature that makes the Only Ordinary By Name is its distinctive design, with eye-catching whitewashed brickwork and curved, horseshoe style walls.

As well as the locals who have been coming for years, the pub is now attracting all types of new customers with a new food menu and regular deals which offer value for money. Popular dishes include sizzling steak skillets, surf 'n' turf, the mixed grill or Triple House Burger.

Not to mention the decadent desserts. The White Horse is an important part of the local community, with regular social evening and fundraising events helping local charities.

The Plough Inn (TF1 3AW)

The Plough Inn Shropshire

When Ed Lowe was in the army, he used to drop into the Plough Inn for a pint when he had time off. Fast-forward to today and he is the landlord, running the pub with wife Ruth and sons Nathan and Thomas helping out too.

The pub has maintained strong military links. Ed and Ruth have raised more than £125,000 for charity and were invited to a Buckingham Palace garden party in recognition of their fundraising efforts for Help for Heroes.

That's not the only thing that makes the pub Only Ordinary By Name. Locals love the vibrant atmosphere, helped along by the only vinyl jukebox in Shropshire. And there have been ghostly goings on too.

When a team of ghostbusters visited the pub, they were stunned to see glasses flying off shelves and curtains appear to open and close by themselves.

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