More than 100 boozy ballot boxes are to be sent around Leeds before punters cast their votes to crown the city’s best bar.
The upcoming delivery of the boxes comes after nominations opened for the Yorkshire Evening Post’s Leeds Best Bar Competition 2014 last week.
The YEP’s promotions team has spent weeks frantically preparing, awaiting waves of nominations.
Punters, pub landlords, bar and club managers are being asked to put forward bars or boozers in the north and west areas of Leeds that they think are the best in the city before the first heat of nominations closes on November 25.
Susan Tyler-Stringer, regional promotions manager at the YEP, said: “The objective is to find Leeds’ best watering hole through a fun and interactive campaign that encourages readers to express their loyalty and vote in their favourite bar or pub with the vision of winning the prestigious title of the Yorkshire Evening Post Best Bar 2014.”
In total 99 pubs took part in our 2013 competition, which saw thousands of votes cast city-wide.
If you are a pub landlord, bar manager, work in a club or are a regular customer wanting to nominate your favourite pub, then fill in a nomination form.
Heats are being held for locals situated in three separate areas of Leeds.
Nominations for heat one are now open – pick up a copy of your YEP for a nomination form.
There will then be a voting stage to find the top six pubs in each area for the grand final.
All pubs entering the competition will appear in a special feature in the YEP on the first day of voting.
Participating pubs will also receive their very own ballot box and posters to help them in their bid to be crowned the toast of Leeds.
Last year, The Golden Lion in Pudsey, scooped the prestigious title after fans flocked to vote for the historic hostelry.
Nominations for The Golden Lion praised its “live bands, comfortable surroundings, friendly warm welcome, nice atmosphere, free pool during the week”.
The historic boozer, which dates from 1732, started life as a courthouse building but later that century, it was transformed into a public house.