Here are the friendliest, all-round best pubs in the UK, according to CAMRA

Wigan Central, Wigan, Greater Manchester

The Wigan Central — nestled under the archways of Wigan North Western train station — is owned by the nearby Prospect Brewery but sources real ales from all over the UK and beyond, alongside continental bottled beers displayed in the bar’s own “beer library.”

Graham Donning, CAMRA’s regional director for Greater Manchester said the Wigan Central impressed the judges with “friendly service, condition of real ales and ciders, and the unique use of railway arrival and departure screens to give clear information about the beers on tap and in the cellar.”

“Wigan Central is a wonderful take on a modern bar nestling in a 19th century railway arch. It signals that imagination and attention to detail can make a themed pub a winner.”

The Wigan Central has been recognised for its drinks selection by CAMRA before, winning Wigan CAMRA Pub of the Year and Cider Pub of the Year in 2015 and 2016.

Commenting on the pubs inclusion in the shortlist, Prospect Brewery co-owner Patsy Slevin said her team were “humbled and frankly ecstatic” to make it into the final four, despite only opening three years ago.

“To be this far along in the competition is beyond our wildest dreams.”

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