CAMRA has revealed the best pubs across Britain to mark the close of its Summer of Pub campaign.

The initiative was launched earlier this year to encourage pub-going throughout the warmer months.

The top 16 pubs have been announced in the nationwide search for the next National Pub of the Year; the overall winner will be revealed in February.

Each of the contenders highlights something unique about Britain's pub scene. They range from bustling micropubs to traditional coaching inns. 

Ben Wilkinson, CAMRA's National Director said: "The top 16 contenders boast the perfect mix of the essential characteristics which make a great pub - great service, a welcoming atmosphere, fantastic decor, great value for money and most importantly, quality real ale.

"As our Summer of Pub initiative comes to a close, we'd like to encourage the nation's beer drinkers to seek out these extraordinary pubs this weekend, which have been individually judged by our volunteers, ensuring a high degree of impartiality and integrity in their nomination.

"These pubs will now compete in the next round of the competition, hoping to be named one of the four super-regional finalists - and stay in with a chance of becoming the overall winner. I wish them all the very best of luck!"

The winners are listed below.

Central Southern - Bell, Aldworth, Berkshire

East Anglia - Red Lion, Preston, Hertfordshire

East Midlands - Smithfield, Derby, Derbyshire

Greater Manchester - Flying Horse Hotel, Rochdale

Kent - The Admirals Arm, Queenborough

London - Hope, Carshalton

Merseyside - Cricketers Arms, St. Helens

North East - Grey Horse, Consett

Scotland & Northern Ireland - Bridge Inn, Peebles

South West - Tom Cobley, Spreyton, Devon

Surrey / Sussex - Hornet, Chichester, Sussex

Wales - Mansel Arms, Porthyrhyd, Carmarthenshire

Wessex - The Firkin Shed, Bournemouth

West Midlands - Prince of Wales, Shrewsbury

West Pennines - Swan with Two Necks, Pendleton, Lancashire

Yorkshire - George & Dragon, Hudswell