REVIEW readers are continuing to nominate their favourite pubs in our festive competition.

The Retailer of the Year committee - which comprises of the Review, St Albans District Council, St Albans Chamber and St Albans Civic Society - has challenged city centre pubs to push the boat out in a bid to be crowned St Albans Festive Pub of the Year, a title won by The White Lion in Sopwell Lane last year.

Does the pub you drink in have the best decorations or have you enjoyed a particularly good Christmas meal over the years?

Nominations received so far this year include The White Swan, The Peahen, The Portland Arms, O'Neills, The Boot, Slug and Lettuce, Great Northern, Fighting Cocks and The Goat.

Anyone can nominate a pub as long as it is based in the area shown on our map. The pub will then be put to the test by our team of mystery drinkers.

They will mark each establishment on criteria including service, drinks selection, decorations and atmosphere.

The closing date for nominations is noon on December 9.

To nominate a pub you can email the name and address of the pub to or you can nominate a pub by text. Send your text to 80360 starting with the words ‘festivepub’ leave a space and then the name of your pub.

Calls cost no more than 25p per call from a BT landline. Calls from mobiles and some other networks may cost more. Texts cost 25p plus your normal operator text charge.