The nominations have been revealed for this year's South Herts CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) Pub of the Year competition.

Nine St Albans pubs have been shortlisted along with a number of establishments in London Colney, Colney Heath, Hatfield and Harpenden.

Ian Boyd, chairman of South Herts CAMRA, said: “Everyone has their own preferences about what makes a great pub, but there are some things everyone wants to see – a warm, welcoming atmosphere; friendly, knowledgeable staff; and a clean, comfortable environment.

Herts Advertiser: The Garibaldi, St Albans, is among the pubs nominated.The Garibaldi, St Albans, is among the pubs nominated. (Image: Archant)

"These are the kind of factors we assess when judging our Pub of the Year, alongside consistently excellent beer and cider quality.

“We’re fortunate in this area to be well served with so many great pubs, so this is always a very closely-fought competition.


"Anyone who is a CAMRA member can get involved with the judging so, if you want to have your say, please get in touch!”

The full list of nominees can be seen below:

West zone (St Albans)

Herts Advertiser: The Lower Red Lion, St Albans.The Lower Red Lion, St Albans. (Image: Archant)

  • Garibaldi
  • Great Northern
  • Lower Red Lion
  • Mermaid
  • Portland Arms
  • Robin Hood
  • Six Bells
  • Waterend Barn
  • White Hart Tap

South zone

Herts Advertiser: The Crooked Billet in Colney Heath.The Crooked Billet in Colney Heath. (Image: Alan Davies)

  • Crooked Billet, Colney Heath
  • Bull, London Colney
  • Green Dragon, London Colney
  • Admiral Byng, Potters Bar
  • Overdraft, Park Street
  • Woodman, Wildhill

North East zone

Herts Advertiser: The Black Horse in Hertford.The Black Horse in Hertford. (Image: Google Maps)

  • Black Horse, Hertford
  • Old Barge, Hertford
  • Old Cross Tavern, Hertford
  • Crooked Billet, Ware

North West zone

Herts Advertiser: The interior of The John Bunyan, on Coleman Green Lane.The interior of The John Bunyan, on Coleman Green Lane. (Image: Pearce Bates)

  • John Bunyan, Coleman Green
  • Cross Keys, Harpenden
  • Marquis of Granby, Harpenden
  • Horse & Groom, Hatfield
  • Green Man, Sandridge