THIS year's Festive Pub of the Year competition will be decided on Friday.
Twenty pubs have been nominated by Review readers and they will all be put to the test this week by our mystery drinkers.
Each establishment will be assessed on a number of different criteria including the decorations, the level of Christmas cheer on show from staff and of course, the pub's Christmas menu.
Our 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.
Pubs nominated this year are:
Bar 62, Catherine Street
Verulam Arms, Lower Dagnall Street
Cock Inn, St Peters Street
The White Lion, Sopwell Lane
Spotted Bull, Verulam Road
Waterend Barn, St Peters St
Crosskeys, Chequer St
Lower Red Lion, Fishpool St
Farmers Boy, 134 London Road
Robin Hood, Victoria Street
Hare and Hounds, Sopwell Lane
The White Swan, Upper Dagnall Street
The Peahen, London Road
The Portland Arms, Portland Street
O’Neills, Victoria Street
The Boot, Market Place
Slug and Lettuce, Victoria Street
Great Northern, London Road
Fighting Cocks, Abbey Mill Lane
The Goat, Sopwell Lane
Find out which pub has taken the 2011 title by logging on to this website on Friday afternoon or by reading next week's Review.