IF you're missing the pub during lockdown you're not alone.

It’s been months since any of us enjoyed a drink or catch up with friends in our favourite local.

Everyone has a view on what makes the perfect pub whether it's the drinks, food, staff, beer garden or that weekly quiz. 

Prime minister Boris Johnson will set out a ‘roadmap’ on how the lockdown will be eased on Monday.

It is hoped schools will reopen from March 8, but little is known at this stage what exactly will open when.

Boris Johnson said the government would provide target dates for sectors to reopen “if we possibly can”.

As the wait continues for pubs to reopen, we invited readers to tell us their favourite watering holes and why. Here’s what they said.

There’s still time to let us know which pub you can’t wait to revisit. Just click the button at the bottom of this article.

1. Foundry Arms, Poole

“We are all missing usual fun n laughter, quiz nights with Rich Baxter Sunday fun along with the great Sunday card bingo. Not forgetting Tom's beer draw.”

2. The King Charles, Poole

“A proper old pub, friendly regulars and great staff, worth the hike over from Bournemouth, best mussels this side of the channel, will be our first night out when this is over, and I really can't wait.”

3. The Cricketers Arms, Wimborne

“For one that's where I work, 2) love my locals that came in on a daily basis, 3) for the live music, 4) for the love.”

4. The Horns Inn, Burts Hill, Wimborne

“Best Sunday lunch ever.”

5. The Portsmouth Hoy, Poole Quay

“Wine and beer at the ready please, Liz!”

6. The Rising Sun, Wimborne

“Beer garden awesome and tanglefoot always tip top.”

7. The Stocks at Furzehill and The Silent Woman at Wareham

“Both serve lovely food.”

8. Lord Nelson, Poole

“Good Beer and live music.”

9. The Goat and Tricycle, Bournemouth 

As one reader simply said, “best pub”.

10. Spyglass and Kettle, Southbourne

“Always a nice long walk along the front and then sit in beer garden with a nice glass of wine.”

11. Ginger Viking, Blandford

“100% best cocktails in the world.”

12. The Pear, West Parley

One person said “it's exceptional”, while another praised the standard of food.