A PUB which has only been open six months has won its way into the hearts and palates of its locals.

The Nook and Cranny Tap House in Bromley Cross opened in March and the "overwhelming love" for the microbrewery has landed it a nomination for Parliamentary Pub of the Year.

The pub in Darwen Road offers more than 40 beers on cask, keg, bottle and can, which are on rotation and sourced from all around the world.

Owner Jimmy Martin said he was delighted with the nomination and said he and the staff had been surprised, given the quality of the pubs in the constituency.

The 32-year-old, whose family are from Bromley Cross, said he believes people responded to the no-frills attitude of the pub and their beer selection.

He said: "We keep the beer really nice and we pride ourselves on the range of beer ­—we get different beers constantly. Every time you come in it's a bit different and you won't get the same thing. There's no TVs and no loud music, it's a community pub."

The MP for Bolton North East, Sir David Crausby has nominated the pub for the Parliamentary Pub of the Year award from among the large variety of pubs in his constituency. Sir David said: “We have so many fantastic local pubs that I wish I could put forward but the support for the Nook and Cranny was overwhelming.

"It’s clear that local residents really value the role this pub plays in the community as a safe place for people to come together and socialise while enjoying a quality pint.

“The Nook and Cranny will now go on to compete with pubs across the country and hopefully bring the prize back to Bolton North East. Best of luck!”