Time to vote for Best Bar 2014

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With the nomination process now over, you, our readers, have spoken.

We can now reveal The News Best Bar 2014 nominees.

Having a pint is a great British tradition, whether you do that at your local pub, club or bar in town after work, it’s a time for relaxation.

A bit of quiet time to yourself, or the perfect opportunity to meet up with friends, share some drinks and have a bite to eat.

Finding that regular watering hole and calling it your own is just as important to some as picking where you live for many pub goers.

Does it serve real ale? Is the food good? Does it show sport? Does it have a dart board or even a quiz night?

Maybe you go to watch the football with your mates, enjoy a meal and a glass wine with family, or perhaps you have a competitive streak and want to win the weekly quiz?

Our great competition provides a fantastic opportunity for all local establishments where you are likely to prop yourself on the bar regularly to shout about how great they are.

Some were nominated for their outstanding food or good choice of real ales while others were submitted because of their friendly staff or value for money.

Help your favourite get a step closer to winning the prestigious title of The News Best Bar 2014.

Voting for your favourite bar is easy, you can either send us a text or fill out the voting form in The News today and post it us.

So get behind your favourite and make the votes count, before we call time.

VOTE BY POST

Fill in the coupon on this page and post it to: Best Bar 2014, The News, 1000 Lakeside, North Harbour, PO6 3EN.

Deadline for entries is 10am on Monday, December 15, 2014.

You can vote as many times as you like, but you must use the official coupon from the paper. Photocopied or defaced coupons will not be accepted.

VOTE BY TEXT MESSAGE

Text your votes before 10am on Monday, December 15, 2014, to 65550.

Simply start your text with the voting code of the pub/ bar you wish to vote for - only one code per text please. Follow this with a space and then your name, address and email address.

Example: PENBAR1400 john smith, 1 high street, my town, ab12 3cd, johnsmith@email.com

Text messages cost £1 in addition to your standard network charge and should contain no more than 160 characters.

Shortlist

Vote code and pub

PENBAR1401 Eldon Arms, Eldon Street, Southsea

PENBAR1402 Old Oyster House, Locksway Road, Milton

PENBAR1403 Sir Loin of Beef, Highlands Road, Southsea

PENBAR1404 The Compass Rose, Sywell Crescent, Anchorage Park

PENBAR1405 The Fox and Hounds, Stakes Hill Road, Waterlooville

PENBAR1406 The George & Dragon, Kingston Road, Portsmouth

PENBAR1407 The Golden Lion, Bedhampton Road, Bedhampton

PENBAR1408 The Gypsy Queen, Whitworth Road, Gosport

PENBAR1409 The Lifeboat Inn, Sea Front, Hayling Island

PENBAR1410 The Mother Shipton, Twyford Avenue, Stamshaw

PENBAR1411 The Olive Leaf, Sea Front, Hayling Island

PENBAR1412 The Prince of Wales, West Street, Havant

PENBAR1413 The Red Lion, Gosport Road, Fareham

PENBAR1414 The Red Lion Hotel, London Road, Cosham

PENBAR1415 The Rose in June, Milton Road, Portsmouth

PENBAR1416 The Royal Shades, Sea Front, Hayling Island

PENBAR1417 The Thatchers Bar & Lounge, London Road, Portsmouth

PENBAR1418 The White Horse, Southsea Terrace, Southsea

PENBAR1419 The Woodman, London Road, Purbrook

PENBAR1420 The Woodpecker, London Road, Waterlooville