The Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) has revealed the four finalists of its National Pub of the Year competition for 2011.
The competition has been going on throughout 2011, with local and regional judging rounds leading to these final stages.
With the Harp, Covent Garden, London, the present national champion in Camra's flagship pub competition, the following four outstanding pubs up for the prize this year are:
Engineers Arms, 68 High Street, Henlow, Bedfordshire
Bridge End Inn, 5 Bridge Street, Ruabon, Wrexham
Front, Custom House Quay, Falmouth, Cornwall
Swan with Two Necks, Main Street, Pendleton, Lancashire
Julian Hough, Camra pubs director, said: "It's great to see four finalists which haven't featured at this stage of the competition over the past decade, as this shows just how many exemplary community pubs remain across Britain."
The winner of Camra's National Pub of the Year 2011 is to be officially announced mid-February 2012.
By Neil Gerrard
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