A pub in Norwich came close to clinching CAMRA’s National Pub of the Year award. 

The King's Head in Magdalen Street was among the top four finalists, along with nominees from Stapleworth, Durham, and Tamworth. 

Pubs in the competition are selected by Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) volunteers and judged on their atmosphere, decor, welcome, service, value for money, customer mix and most importantly – the quality of beer.

Announced on January 13, Tamworth Tap took the title with event judges describing their visit as "an absolutely delightful experience".

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Ian Stamp, pub campaigns and chair of CAMRA’s Norwich & District Branch, said: “Competition for Pub of the Year is intense in the area, with several different pubs having won in recent years, and it’s great to see the King's Head and the city recognised at such a high level."

The King's Head has been trading for more than 300 years and describes itself as a "keg-free zone".

Across two bars drinkers will find a line-up of 14 cask ales to choose from, which often feature brews from Norfolk's many microbreweries.