A Greenwich pub has been crowned one of the best in the UK by the Great British Pub awards.

The Trafalgar Tavern was shortlisted in the category of best pub for entertainment and will compete with five other pubs for the top spot.

The pub is a popular place for a pint for tourists and locals alike with a prime position right next to the river Thames, giving punters the perfect view.

It has even been dubbed “jewel of the Thames” because of this.

The Trafalgar Tavern has a huge beer garden at the front, giving people the chance to soak up the sun in summer months and drink outside.

Inside, the pub has a labyrinth of additional rooms and bars it can open for functions, events or busy days.

There are five bars in total across the entirety of the building.

In the basement, is a sports bar of sorts, with multiple television screens and the sound playing so that sport enthusiasts can fully immerse themselves in televised matches.

There are screens upstairs as well, without the sound if customers want to keep an eye on the television but still be able to chat with one another.

The Trafalgar Tavern first opened back in 1837, the year Queen Victoria took to the throne.

It was built on the site of the Old George Tavern and today, the pub has maintained the essence of a nineteenth-century tavern.

Back in the 1800s, it was famous for its whitebait suppers and famous customers such as Charles Dickens, William Thackeray, Wiliam Gladstone and Benjamin Disraeli.

Manager of the pub, Robert Scanlon, loves the fact that the pub is “high-quality” from the team to the food to the beers on draft.

The team has a lot of personality and Robert feels it is” a family business in a sense” as when people join the Trafalgar Tavern they tend to stay.

Winners will be announced on Tuesday, September 17 at Victoria Warehouse and tickets are currently on sale.

A spokesperson for the Great British Pub Awards said: “We received an amazing number of top-quality entries this year, and after putting them through our rigorous judging process, we've now got our list of finalists.

“Congratulations to all of the pubs that have made it this far - we wish you the very best of luck."