A pub in Thame has been crowned Pub of the Year by the Aylesbury Vale and Wycombe branch of CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale).

The CAMRA group's members, chair Mike Clarke, and secretary Simon Heap presented a certificate to The Cross Keys licensees Peter and Trudi Lambert, who recently marked their 15th anniversary at the pub.

Mr Clarke said: "The local CAMRA branch is an excellent example of how a pub can be transformed into a thriving community pub in the hands of committed licensees who have made their wide selection of well-kept real ale a major attraction."

The award was decided through an online vote by CAMRA branch members.

One member praised The Cross Keys for its "excellent selection of both real ale and cider" adding "the pub is very much aligned with CAMRA's aims and principles".

The pub sources its beers nationally and locally, often serving ales from the nearby XT brewery in Long Crendon.

The Cross Keys also hosts events such as quiz nights and Morris dancing.

The establishment uses its upstairs function room for comedy nights and live music.

The pub is owned by Thame-based Oak Taverns, who have had other establishments achieve success in CAMRA awards in the Oxfordshire area.

The pub will now represent the CAMRA branch in the National Pub of the Year competition.