This has to be one of the best blooming pubs in Britain! Festooned with flowers, bedecked with blooms, the Standard of England pub in Ash Vale is an eye-popping landmark.

And the credit goes to one of the pub's regulars, John Adams. John, who works at Tesco's, offered to do the flowers several years ago in his spare time and the results were so brilliant that he has been doing it ever since, to the delight of landlords John and Judith Dickinson - and all those of us who admire John's handiwork as we drive by.