Britain’s best man caves revealed complete with pool tables, pubs, fruit machines and a football pitch – but which is your favourite?

BRITISH blokes are spending a fortune to be crowned owner of the country's best man cave.

More than 1,000 fellas entered the competition from across the UK, and have been whittled down to ten regional finalists, including two wild card entries.

 Dear dens: blokes are spending a fortune on their retreats

The winner of the UK Games Room of the Year 2017 will be judged by the public on the creativity, uniqueness and attention to detail of their "mantuary".

The competition is being run by Home Leisure Direct. Managing director Andy Beresford said: "This has been our best year yet for entries and we've really struggled with the shortlisting process.

"There really have been some outstanding efforts, but we've managed to whittle it down to what we view as the best of the best and, as you can see, there's an excellent selection on offer."

Here, we take a peek inside the ten finalists' retreats.

 Steve Simmons' Hertforshire man pad has a plush bar area in its games room
 Finalist Graeme Strachan, of Wellingborough has opted for a red vinyl look
 Graeme kitted out his impressive games room
 High roller Andy Blair, of Northern Ireland, has spent years collecting memorabilia from Vegas to transform his man cave into a gambler's paradise
 Footie friends can also enjoy a kick around in Andy's back garden
 And in Cambridge, Ben Buey built an outside man cave with bar and chilling area called 'Wonky Donkey', which he named after a drawing his nine-year-old nephew gave him.
 Exterior view of Ben's man shed
 Eddie Mabin has transformed his Dorset man cave into a gaming arcade from his childhood, complete with fruit machines and Star Wars memorabilia
 90s style grafitti decorates the walls of Eddie's haven
 For the love of the game: footie-mad Peter Goldby has dedicated his home to his beloved West Ham Utd
 Peter even has an Upton Park street sign in his cave
 The winner will receive £3,000 cash and be crowned the proud owner of the best games room in the UK, 2017
 "We've struggled enough to pick the finalists, let alone an overall winner," judges say
 One ingenius man has put in his own small bar with a neon sign and fruit machines to help him escape the rat race

Hopefuls include a hangout dedicated to Las Vegas, called the Pink Panther Bar, which has been decked out with fruit machines.

Meanwhile, Ben Buey built an outside man cave with bar and chilling area called Wonky Donkey – named after a drawing his nine-year-old nephew gave him.

Eddie Mabin has turned the clock back for his man cave in his home in Poole, Dorset, after transforming it into a gaming arcade from his childhood.

His haven is packed with games, including pin ball, Doctor Who and Star Wars, while the walls are decorated with 90s-style graffiti.

And football-mad Peter Goldby has dedicated his home to his beloved West Ham Utd, complete with Upton Park street sign and dozens of signed shirts taking pride of place on the walls.

 John Fenner put in a snooker table for him and his pals to enjoy
 The green-themed bar and snooker room even has a dart board
 Graeme Strachan's man cave is kitted out with a well-stocked bar
 Simon Randall has a vast collection of arcade classics
 Peter Goldby's games room doubles up as a place to house his memorabilia

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