CAMRA has revealed the shortlist for its coveted Pub of the Year title – but who will be able to proudly display the trophy on the bar come February?

Drovers Rest, Monkhill, Carlisle

The winner of the West Pennines region was closed down as recently as two-and-a-half years ago but is now in family hands and doing great things.

Manager Sandy Williamson said: "We are so stunned and proud of getting to the top 16 pubs in the country and now to the top four, it's almost unbelievable. We're just a small family run country pub who loves doing what we do. Thank you to everyone."

As well as a tip-top cask range the pub boasts roaring fires, pub games and being at the heart of its community.

Kelham Island Tavern, Sheffield

A pub very familiar with awards having scooped this very one twice before. It is continuing to do what it does best, which is providing great beers in a welcoming atmosphere.

This freehouse also showcases rare and local microbrewery beers, stouts and porters.

Manager Trevor Wraith said: "Following on from coverage that Sheffield has the best selection of real ales in the country and the recent announcement that we were judged as CAMRA's 'Yorkshire Pub of the year 2015', it is an honour to have reached the supreme pubs part of the top 16 in the national part of the competition again."

The Yard of Ale, St Peter's, Broadstairs, Kent

A pub that provides the very best in pork pies, real ciders, coffee, tea and, of course, cask beer.

Owner Ian Nobel says: "This is amazing. We would like to thank all our customers, also those from CAMRA who voted for us to get to this stage."

Sandford Park Ale House, Cheltenham

The South West winner only opened in April last year and is already considered one of the best in the land.

General manager Grant Cook says: "We try to bring a fresh approach to the 21st Century pub and are greatly encouraged by the award. To now hear that we are in the final four is amazing news!

"It will give us a platform to put on new and interesting quality beer events and also keeps a healthy pressure on us to always live up to our standards of quality, service, atmosphere and value."

They have up to seven guest ales with a good selection of ciders and foreign beers as well as a good range of food.

Read our profile on this year's winner The Salutation in Ham here.