Time to vote for your favourite pub in Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant and Waterlooville

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We all have different ideas of what makes a perfect pub.

Do you prefer a cosy traditional ale house, with comfy seats, crackling fire, the happy hum of background conversation and a pint?

Perhaps it’s the banter and cheer of a buzzing street corner boozer, or gleaming city bar, craft beers and rustic snacks?

Yes, pubs are a haven of solace and authenticity.

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This week we’re launching our 2018 Pub of the Year, our hunt to find the best boozer in the Portsmouth area.

Our shortlist includes 76 pubs from across Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant and Waterlooville.

We want you to tell us who balances charm and history, service and sympathy, a well-stocked bar and hearty food, all pulled together with effortless professionalism.

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Who should make the top 10 from our list of nominees?

How to vote

To vote, you will need to buy a copy of The News which will include the shortlist and a coupon.

Post us the coupon on the Pub of the Year page stating your full name, address and voting number of your favourite from the list.

Post it to Pub of the Year 2018, The News, 1000 Lakeside, North Harbour, Western Road, PO6 3EZ.

Closing date for votes is noon on November 24, 2018.

Please note, unfortunately we can’t accept any photocopied or defaced coupons.

For full terms and conditions see a copy of The News.

Here’s the full shortlist – and voting numbers

1) The Apsley, Auckland Rd West, Southsea

2) Carisbrooke Arms, Carisbrooke Road, Gosport

3) Castle in the Air, Old Gosport Rd, Fareham

4) Clarence Gardens, London Road, Portsmouth

5) Eastney Tavern, Cromwell Road, Southsea

6) Eldon Arms, Eldon Street, Southsea

7) Forest of Bere, Hambledon Road, Denmead

8) Fort Cumberland Arms, Eastney Road, Southsea

9) Inn on The Beach, Sea Front, Hayling Island

10) Jameson Arms, Church Road, Portsmouth

11) Jolly Taxpayer, Eastbourne Road, Portsmouth

12) Lawrence Arms, Lawrence Road, Southsea

13) Lord Chichester, Chichester Road, Portsmouth

14) Northcote Hotel, Francis Ave, Southsea

15) Pelham Arms, Chichester Road, Portsmouth

16) Queens Head, Brockhurst Road, Gosport

17) Raven Pub, Bedford Street, Southsea

18) Thatchers, London Road, Portsmouth

19) The Artillery Arms, Hester Road, Milton

20) The Auckland Arms, Netley Road, Southsea

21) The Bold Forester, Albert Road, Southsea

22) The Brewhouse and Kitchen Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth

23) The Bridge Tavern, East St, Old Portsmouth

24) The Castle Tavern, Castle Row, Mumby Rd, Gosport

25) The Clarence Tavern, Clarence Road, Gosport

26) The Cob and Penn, Wallington Shore Rd, Wallington

27) The Compass Rose, Anchorage Park, Portsmouth

28) The Delme Arms, Cams Hill, Fareham

29) The Duke of Buckingham, High Street, Old Portsmouth

30) The Fareham, Trinity St, Fareham

31) The Fawcett Inn, Fawcett Rd, Southsea

32) The Festing, Festing Road, Southsea

33) The Fifth Hants Volunteer Arms Albert Road, Southsea

34) The Five Alls, Forton Road, Gosport

35) The Florence Arms, Florence Road, Southsea

36) The Florist, Fratton Road, Portsmouth

37) The Foresters Arms, Annes Hill, Gosport

38) The Fountain, London Rd, Portsmouth

39) The Golden Lion, High Street, Southwick

40) The Golden Lion, High Street, Fareham

41) The Green Posts, London Rd, Portsmouth

42) The Heathfield Arms, Blackbrook Rd, Fareham

43) The Jolly Miller, Miller Drive, Fareham

44) The Junction Tavern, Leesland Road, Gosport

45) The Kings, Albert Road, Southsea

46) The Leopold Tavern, Albert Road, Southsea

47) The Lifeboat Inn, Sea Front, Hayling Island

48) The Marmion, Marmion Road, Southsea

49) The Miners Arms, Funtley Rd, Funtley

50) The Nell Gwynne, Jessie Road, Southsea

51) The Newcome Arms, Newcome Road, Portsmouth

52) The Old House at Home, South Street, Havant

53) The Old House at Home, Locksway Road, Milton

54) The Pembroke, Pembroke Rd, Old Portsmouth

55) The Pheonix, Duncan Rd, Southsea

56) The Prince of Wales, West Street, Havant

57) The Red White and Blue, Fawcett Rd, Southsea

58) The Rose in June, Milton Road, Portsmouth

59) The Rutland Arms, Francis Ave, Southsea

60) The Shepards Crook, Winter Road, Southsea

61) The Sir Joseph Paxton, Hunts Pond Road, Titchfield

62) The Sirloin of Beef, Highland Road, Southsea

62) The Sunshine Inn, Havant Road, Farlington

62) The Swan, Jessie Road, Havant

63) The Tap, London Rd, Portsmouth

64) The Victory, The Hard, Portsmouth

65) The Wellington, High Street, Old Portsmouth

66) The Wheatsheaf, East Street, Titchfield, Fareham

67) The Windsor Castle, St Thomas’s Road, Gosport

68) The Woodman, London Road, Purbrook

69) The Woodpecker, London Road, Waterlooville

70) The Yorkshire Grey, Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth

71) Three Marines, Highland Road, Southsea

72) Cuckoo Pint, Cuckoo Lane, Stubbington

73) The Royal Albert, Albert Road, Southsea

74) The Wheelwright Arms, Emsworth Road, Havant

75) The Robin Hood, Homewell, Havant

76) The Eastfield Hotel, Prince Albert Road, Southsea