The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has named the four finalists in its annual pub of the year competition.
The Swan with Two Necks, in Pendleton, the George and Dragon, in Hudswell, and The Bell, in Aldworth, have all claimed the award in previous years.
A newcomer to the list is the Red Lion (pictured), in Preston, Hertfordshire, which became the first community-owned pub in Britain in the 1980s.
National pub of the year co-ordinator, Andrea Briers, said: “It is amazing to see so many well-respected pubs return to this prestigious competition to compete for the ultimate title of the best pub in Britain. We wish them — and our newcomer — the very best of luck.
“It is a huge honour to come this far in the competition and be named one of the best four pubs in the country, and all four finalists should be very proud.”
The winner will be announced in February.