A Member of Parliament nominated a public house in her constituency to be the Parliamentary Pub of the Year.

Chipping Barnet MP Theresa Villiers has nominated The Builders Arms in New Barnet for the title of Parliamentary Pub of the Year.

The pub in Albert Road, New Barnet, is owned by Greene King - In her nomination, Ms Villiers said the pub offered “a warm welcome and a friendly atmosphere.

“The Builders Arms is an excellent local pub where the staff are always helpful and friendly. The pub building has been recently renovated while retaining its original charm.”

All 650 MPs can nominate a pub in their constituency for the inaugural awards.

Entrants will be whittled down to ten finalists, who will be invited to the House of Commons later this year to see which pub will be crowned the winner.

Theresa added: “Pubs are a vital part of our communities.

“This competition is a good way to celebrate the contribution pubs make to the British way of life, at a time when many are finding it tough to stay in business.”

Nominations for the competition close tomorrow. The next stage is for nominated pubs to put together a short video clip on why their pub should win.