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The four pubs with tradition at their heart which are in the running for major award

Four pubs with tradition at their heart are in the running to win a big regional award.

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The Dog and Partridge is the oldest pub on Wednesfield High Street

The Duke of York in Lichfield, the Arcade in Cannock, the Black Star in Stourport-on-Severn and the Dog & Partridge in Wolverhampton are all on the shortlist for Traditional Pub of the Year at the Midlands Food, Drink and Hospitality awards.

They join pubs from Warwick, Worcestershire and different parts of Birmingham in being shortlisted for the award, with the winner announced on June 17 at the Eastside Rooms in Birmingham.

The Midlands Food, Drink and Hospitality Awards was born out of the Birmingham Food, Drink and Hospitality Awards and was expanded to include the whole of the Midlands, with categories including Street Food Operator of the Year, Vegan or Vegetarian Restaurant of the Year and Independent Coffee Shop of the Year.

The four pubs named from the Black Country, Staffordshire and Wyre Forest are all buildings with history and which have worked to maintain a character.

The Duke of York is the oldest inn in Lichfield, built in 1644 and sitting at the top of the city, on Greenhill.

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