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Right royal boozer the Prince Arthur looks to be crowned Pub of the Year

Prince Arthur Wetherspoon pub has become a 'community hub' in the heart of Fleet's evening scene

The regulars get in early at Pub of the Year contender La Fontaine

Pick up a voting slip in the News & Mail newspaper to back your favourite local pub for our Pub of the Year crown

Pub of the Year: The 400-year-old Ship Inn has a history of bare-knuckle boxing

The pub is owned by an experienced landlady who held a three-week refurbishment installing new flooring, toilets and a complete overhaul of the kitchen

Pub of the Year: Crown and Cushion dates back to 16th century with more than 400 years of history

Elizabeth I was on the throne when the Crown and Cushion in Minley became an ale house

Pub of the Year: The Alexandra goes 'from strength to strength'

The pub décor resembles a modern, small Downton Abbey, with Edwardian wallpaper and frames

Pub of the Year: The Ely is a 'home from home' for loyal customers

The ivy-covered pub in London Road, Yateley, boasts 35 en-suite bedrooms making it a great party venue

Staff from The Fox Inn, Farnborough

Pub of the Year: The Fox Inn gives thirsty customers plenty of choice

The pub in Chapel Lane, Cove, keeps customers happy with keeping things simple

Heron on the Lake pub, Fleet

Pub of the Year: Magnificent decor at Heron on the Lake

The Heron on the Lake mirrors Fleet Pond by having a nautical theme and large ornamental birds at the entrance

Pub of the Year: Sports and spectres in abundance at The Alex

The Alex, on the corner of Aldershot’s Barrack Road and Alexandra Road, is said to be inhabited by ghosts but that does not put off the regulars

Landlord Bob Betts, with bar staff Natalie Short, left, and Leanne Brown, is proud of his family-friendly pub.

Pub of the Year: Will The Wyvern family pub win competition title?

Pub landlord of The Wyvern says he feels his efforts to make families feel welcome makes the pub stand out from the crowd

Pub of the Year: Phoenix Inn has shelf-full of silverware to its name

The award-winning Hartley Wintney pub has been run by Andrew and Sisi Ryder since November 2009

New future for former squaddies pub as it starts to win back community

Manager of The Royal Staff in Aldershot says the pub is a 'forgotten gem' and is injecting life back into the historic boozer

Pub of the Year 2015/16: Bel & The Dragon gets contest under way

Our Pub of the Year competition is back, giving your local the chance to be crowned the best in the area

Pub landlords forced to leave after nearly 30 years

Sylvia and Brian Kauppila have had to leave the Heroes of Lucknow pub in North Lane after nearly 30 years behind the bar now Punch Taverns has sold the building


Beer industry contributes £200m to economy a year

A study has found that, despite pub closures, the local beer industry contributes around £200m to the economy each year

Pub of the Year

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Glenn, Sandra and Leanne Howell at the Rose and Crown

The Rose and Crown boasts real ale secret

The Rose and Crown is the latest News & Mail Pub of the Year contender

Gemma Holder and Chloe Thorne at the Greyhound

The Greyhound in race for Pub of the Year

The Ash pub is bidding to become the News & Mail's Pub of the Year 2013

The Potter's Arms hopes tradition secures Pub of the Year prize

The Potter's Arms in Farnborough is latest contender for the News & Mail's Pub of the Year contest

Staff at the Falkners Arms

Charity fundraising among selling points at Falkners Arms

The Falkners Arms in Fleet is bidding for the Pub of the Year title



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