A SOUTHAMPTON pub could be crowned the best in Britain.

The Rockstone, in Bevois Valley, has beaten competition from hundreds of watering holes across the south to scoop the best cider bar/pub and best spirits awards in the Great British Pub Awards 2014, south-east and London region.

Now staff hope they could win the title of best overall pub.

It is the second year in a row The Rockstone has been selected.

In 2013 the popular pub won the best cask beer pub in the south-east and London region.

Landlord Max Greenwood said: “This is testament to all the work we are putting in and it will make a lot of people very happy.”