The hunt is now on to find the best boozer in Leeds.
Nominations have opened for the Yorkshire Evening Post’s Leeds Best Bar competition 2014.
Last year, The Golden Lion in Pudsey, scooped the prestigious title after fans flocked to vote for the historic hostelry.
Landlord Garry Smith, 51, who runs the pub with wife Joanne, won a plaque to place behind the bar and a banner to go above the pub’s front door.
Mr Smith said: “It meant a lot to win the competition. Business was boosted and it created a buzz in the pub.”
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.
Nominations for this year’s competition open today and run until November 25 for heat one, which covers north and west areas.
Susan Tyler-Stringer, regional promotions manager at the YEP, said last year’s competition saw 99 pubs take part and thousands of votes cast.
If you are a pub landlord, bar manager, work in a club or are a regular customer wanting to nominate your favourite watering hole, 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 the voting period.