Nominations announced for the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) annual pub awards ahead of the Booze on the Ouse beer festival next week

The winners will be revealed on the first day of this year's festival, which takes place at the Priory Centre in St Neots, on March 16/17/18.

The annual awards are held to recognise pubs and clubs which provide well-presented ranges of real ales of varied styles, high quality draught ciders and perries, and premises with atmosphere and style that offer a good service.

There will be a range of 70 real ales at the event, including CAMRA's current Champion Beer of Britain, Binghams Vanilla Stout and an extensive line-up of medal winning draught beers.

The nominations are as follows:

Rural Pub of the Year

The Chequers, Little Gransden

The Mermaid, Ellington

The White Hart, Great Staughton

Urban Pub of the Year

King of the Belgians, Hartford

The Nelson's Head, St Ives

The Oliver Cromwell, St Ives

Community Pub of the Year

The Cambridgeshire Hunter, St Neots

The Haywain, St Ives

The Racehorse, Catworth

Cider and Perry Pub of the Year

The Chequers, Little Gransden

The Nelson's Head, St Ives

The Oliver Cromwell, St Ives

Club of the Year

Buckden Village Club

The Comrades Club, Godmanchester

Yelling Social Club.

The Booze on the Ouse festival will be open from midday on March 16 and the winners of the annual publ awards will be announced at 4pm. Sessions will run from midday to 10:30pm on Thursday and Friday and midday till 10pm on Saturday. Admission is £2, and £3 on Friday after 6pm.