Football fans in pubs have been getting closer to the Premier League trophy than the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal or even Chelsea are likely to this campaign.

At the start of the football season Inapub teamed up with Sky to give pubs the chance to have the famous trophy on display while the Monday Night Football action played out on the big screen.

Four pubs were picked out of the hat from the hundreds that entered and they have all had the chance to drive trade with customers coming in to see the trophy.

This week it stopped off at sports pub The Three Lions in Stourport, Worcester, ahead of the West Brom v Everton thriller.

Licensee at the freehouse Astra Goode said: "We couldn't believe it when we won, it was a total shock, and when we told customers they couldn't believe it either.

"We've promoted it heavily in the pub and on Facebook and lots of people have come in to have their photograph taken with it. Sport is huge for us, especially football, so this has been great for the pub."

The trophy has also been to The Midget in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. (below)

Licensee Paul Vanstone said: "To have the Premier League trophy here for our customers to see was a hugely exciting night for everyone, as it is such a rare opportunity for the local community. We are the biggest venue for live sport in the south end of Abingdon with a dozen HD screens around the pub. The atmosphere was something special and a really enjoyable experience for those who came along."

The other competition winners were Molloy's in Brigend and The Penny Black in Tamworth, Staffordshire.

David Rey, managing director at Sky Business, said: "We always believe that if you can't be at the match itself, the best atmosphere is down the pub, so we're pleased that this tour has encouraged lots of people down there for Premier League action with Ed, Gary and Jamie on Monday Night Football."