These are the friendliest, beeriest and all-round best pubs in the UK 2018, according to CAMRA

Cricketer’s Arms, St Helens

Where: 64 Peter St, Saint Helens WA10 2EB

CAMRA’s reigning champion, the Cricketers Arms is known for the quality of its cask beer, something CAMRA members are deeply pasisonate about. The pub has no less than 13 hand pumps on the bar, plus over 110 gins.

Beers come from newer regional brewers and local microbreweries, and there is also an excellent selection of real ciders. This is a friendly local community pub on the edge of the town centre, hosting darts and pool teams, and entertainment at the weekend. Beer festivals are staged several times a year including one between Christmas and New Year.

Nick Bosley, CAMRA’s Regional Director for Merseyside and Cheshire said: “To reach the final 4 pubs in a National competition two years running demonstrates a consistency in quality over a long period of time. Andy, Denise and the team at the Cricketers Arms keep making small changes to show whatever is achieved it is still a work in progress.”

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