The final four pubs in CAMRA's annual Pub of the Year competition have been revealed.

Here's the lowdown.

 

Chequers, Little Gransden, Cambridgeshire

 

 

This pub has history. It's been in the same family for 60 years and in the Good Beer Guide for 24 of them. Judges praised its "unspoilt middle bar, with wooden benches, roaring fire and collection of decoy birds gathering on the beam over the bar."

The pub's Son of Sid brewhouse supplies the pub and local beer festival. Fish and chips are a highlight on a Friday night.

 

 

Cricketers Arms, St Helens, Merseyside

 

 

The current holders of the title are in the running again. Regional brewers and local micros ensure there is always something interesting coming out of the pub's 13 hand pumps. It also stocks real ciders and 110 gins. It's also home to darts and pool teams and beer festivals throughout the year.

 

Volunteer Arms (Staggs), Musselburgh

 

 

Incredibly this pub has been in the same family since 1858. It has a rotating range of hoppy, pale and darker ales.

Sarah Crawford, CAMRA's regional director for Scotland and Northern Ireland said: "It's such a welcoming, family orientated pub and one that is popular both within the community, and those who make a special journey just to visit. I can't think of a better place to spend an afternoon - and often have myself!"

 

Wonston Arms, Wonston, Hampshire

 

 

The pub that bills itself as the 'best little pub in Hampshire' is also in the running to call itself the best pub in the country. A true community pub that always has something going on, such as jazz nights, photography club and a host of innovative charity events. It has been the branch pub of the year for three years in a row.

 

All of the pubs in the competition are selected by CAMRA volunteers and judged on their atmosphere, decor, welcome, service, value for money, customer mix and most importantly – quality of beer.

The four finalists will now have a chance to win the National Pub of the Year title for 2018, which will be announced in February 2019.