Shortlist is in... now vote for your favourite pub

MINE'S A PINT Could your local be News Pub of the Year?

MINE'S A PINT Could your local be News Pub of the Year?

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OUR pub of the Year competition is reaching its final stages – could your local be the winner?

The nominations are in and the Pub of the Year shortlist has been announced – 50 of the best pubs in the area hand-picked by you.

We asked readers of The News to tell us why their local was better than any other and the nominations came in thick and fast for venues from modern sports bars to cosy traditional pubs.

Some pubs were nominated for their great pints and bustling atmosphere while others made the shortlist for their quirky ambience and friendly staff.

The News received hundreds of nominations for dozens of pubs and now it’s time for you to vote for your favourite.

All you need to do is pick your best local from the shortlist and fill out the form in The News today and send it back to us by May 31.

Once the votes are in, the top three pubs will go before a panel of judges to decide the winner.

The winning pub will be presented with the Portsmouth Pub of the Year trophy by editor of The News Mark Waldron.

He said: ‘There are some great pubs on the shortlist for Pub of the Year.

‘I don’t know how the judges will be able to choose a winner but I look forward to seeing who makes it to the top three to face our judging panel.’

To make sure your local is in with a chance fill out the form below with the name of your favourite pub from the list on the left of the page and post it to: Pub of the Year, Promotions Department, The News Centre, Hilsea, Portmsouth PO2 9SX. Voting closes at midnight on May 31.

SHORTLIST

· Angry Ally’s, Castle Road, Southsea.

· Bridge Tavern, Old Portsmouth

· Castle in the Air, Fareham

· Eastfield Hotel, Eastney

· Eastney Tavern, Eastney

· George and Dragon, Buckland

· Lawrence Arms, Southsea

· The Middlecroft, Gosport

· Milton Arms, Milton

· Owens, Southsea.

· Red White and Blue, Southsea

· The Stag, Copnor

· The Swan, Bedhampton

· Wicor Mill, Portchester

· Brewers Fayre, Southsea

· Rose In June, Milton

· Yew Tree, Hayling Island

· Wheatsheaf Inn, Titchfield

· Foresters Arms, Gosport

· Churchillian, Portdown Hill

· Graham Arms, Buckland

· Old Vic, Southsea

· Woodpecker, Waterlooville

· Crown Hotel, Emsworth

· Florence Arms, Southsea

· King Street Tavern, Southsea

· Old House At Home, Milton

· Queens Hotel, Southsea

· The Shearer Arms, Buckland

· Sirloin of Beef, Eastney

· Battle of Minden, Kingston

· Portland Arms, Stamshaw

· Six Bells, Havant

· Shenanigans, Southsea

· Lifeboat Inn, Hayling Island

· Phoenix, Southsea

· Jolly Miller, Fareham

· Fifth Hants Volunteer Arms, Southsea

· Auckland Arms, Southsea

· Junction Tavern, Gosport

· Golden Lion, Bedhampton

· Green Posts, Hilsea

· Shepherds Crook, Southsea

· Leopold Tavern, Southsea

· Mr Pickwick, Milton

· Royal Standard, Landport

· Village Home, Gosport

· Festing, Southsea

· Mother Shipton, Stamshaw

· Good Companion, Milton

· Hole In Wall, Southsea

· The Tap, North End

· Green Dragon, Gosport

· Barley Mow, Southsea

· The Wellington, Old Portsmouth

· To vote, pick up a copy of The News today and fill in the voting form on page 16.

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