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

Volunteer Arms (Staggs), Musselburgh

Where: 81 N High St, Musselburgh EH21 6JE

Run by the same family for more than 150 years, the bar and snug are traditional with wooden floors, wood panelling and mirrors from defunct local breweries. The more modern lounge opens at the weekend. The real ales, mostly hoppy and pale but often with one darker, change regularly.

Sarah Crawford, CAMRA’s Regional Director for Scotland and Northern Ireland said: “I’m delighted that the Volunteer Arms (Staggs) has made it through to the final of CAMRA’s Pub of the Year competition – it really deserves the recognition that comes with this award, and its fantastic to see the hard work of the team rewarded.

“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!”

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