The new edition of CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide is published today, and beer lovers and publicans alike will be flicking through the pages to see who’s included.

Here, in no order, and with no prejudice against those who are also listed in the book, is my top ten of interesting Cornish entries in the 2018 edition.

Rashleigh Arms, Charlestown
In the absence of the Hicks bar at the brewery in the guide (which strikes me as quite an oversight), this is a great place to try a lot of the St Austell and Bath Ales range, including seasonal and small-batch brews. www.rashleigharms.co.uk/

New Inn, Tresco
Yes, it is possible to find a great pint on the Scillies. You may even get one from the local Ales of Scilly Brewery, with brewster Jennie Trevithick at the helm. www.tresco.co.uk/staying-on-tresco/the-new-inn

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‘Front, Falmouth (pictured)
A ten-handpump bar where turnover is so fast, nothing stays on long. Expect, often, an all-Cornish line-up, seasonals and specials, and some surprising guest ales. www.facebook.com/TheFrontFalmouth/

Crown, Penzance
A backstreet pub with a fantastic atmosphere, cosy and welcoming. Most of the time it serves only beers produced by its own brewery. The porter is well worth a try! www.thecrownpenzance.co.uk/

King’s Arms, Stratton
A 17th century former coaching inn loaded with interesting period features. There’s a chance to try North Cornwall beers, including, at times, Forge Brewery, which hopped over the border from North Devon to Bude. www.kingsarmsstratton.com/

John Francis Basset, Camborne
In my humble op, the best of the Cornwall Wetherspoon outlets. Beer quality is pretty reliable and the staff are knowledgeable and friendly. www.jdwetherspoon.com/hotels/england/cornwall/the-john-francis-basset

Driftwood Spars, Trevaunance Cove (pictured)
A hotel in a delightful north coast cove with a great bar selection, as well as first rate food. There is a brewery over the road with a well-stocked bottle beer shop. www.driftwoodspars.co.uk/

Blue Peter Inn, Polperro
Only St Austell stay on all the time; otherwise, there are four changing beers, which include brews from Harbour or Cornish Crown. The only village pub with a sea view. thebluepeterinn.yolasite.com/

Old Ale House, Truro
Current Cornwall CAMRA pub of the year and the brewery tap for Skinner’s, which is a few hundred yards away over the river. There can be up to eight cider on tap. old-ale-house.co.uk/

The Star Inn, Crowlas (above)
It’s my local and the home of my favourite beer, Penzance Brewing Co IPA. Every day is a beer festival. www.facebook.com/PenzanceBrewery/

• The Good Beer Guide is available in good book shops now and from the online CAMRA shop