Thirteen Welsh pubs have been chosen by CAMRA - the Campaign for Real Ale - as some of the best places to try real ale.
The list of 150 UK pubs has been released to coincide with 'Community Pubs Month', which encourages landlords to hold events that might draw more people to their local watering hole.
The winning pubs have been chosen for their customer service, value for money, decor, customer mix, atmosphere - and, of course, the quality of the beer.
The Welsh regional winners are:
- Albion Ale House, Conwy
- Druid Inn, Goginan
- The Star, Talybont on Usk
- Gwaelod Y Garth Inn, South Glamorgan
- The Queens Hotel, Carmarthen
- Coach and Horses, Chepstow
- Star Inn, LLanfihangel Tor-y Mynydd
- Snowdonia Parc Brewpub, Waunfawr
- Boar's Head, Tyla Garw, Pontyclun
- The Sportsman, Newtown
- Taberna Inn, Herbrandston
- The Fox, Ysceifiog
- The Cross Inn, Cwmfelin
– Mike Benner, CAMRA Chief Executive
Community Pubs Month is a month-long celebration of the Great British Pub and its importance to the surrounding community. These winning pubs have been voted the best in their local areas by the local CAMRA members and are examples of the kind of well run and valued community pubs we hope to see more of throughout the UK.
CAMRA's Regional Pub of the Year will be announced in September, and its National Pub of the Year will be revealed in February 2014.