Pubs and clubs are at the centre of our communities.

Despite the problems faced by licensees and landlords, our town and surrounding area boasts some of the finest pubs you could think of.

They function not just as pubs and clubs but places where the community can meet, where classes take place and in some cases even as a parcel delivery office.

We want to celebrate all that’s good about licensed premises – but we need your help to do so.

Click on the gallery below to see our finalists and read a little bit more about them

 

At the end of 2013 we asked pubs, clubs and bars to get in touch to put themselves forward for our annual Pub of the Year Competition.

The pubs and their customers on this page did just that.

Now we need you to help back a pub by cutting out Pub of the Year tokens from your Examiner and handing them over at the bar.

Tokens will appear every day from today until Friday, January 31. Watch out for bonus tokens too! The pubs will collate all their tokens and send them in to us by Monday, February 10.

 

The establishment which submits the most tokens takes the title of Examiner Pub of the Year-it’s that simple.

As well as the title the winner will scoop a full page advert in the Examiner, a special Pub of the Year banner for the outside of their building and a certificate. There are also smaller advertisements in the Examiner plus certificates for second and third placed winners too.

Examiner editor Roy Wright, said: “We’re delighted to be able to launch our Pub of the Year to the public.

“We recognise the importance of pubs and clubs to not only our social lives, but also to the local economy and the area’s identity.

“By handing your tokens to your local you can make a real difference to their chances and show to a wider audience just what a fantastic place your local is”.

 

 

 

 

 

Terms and conditions

•Cut out and collect votes will be printed in the Examiner from 10 until 31 January 2013. Extra bonus tokens may be printed /available online within this time period. No photocopies will be accepted.  

•Tokens/votes must come from sold copies of The Huddersfield Daily Examiner. Tokens cut from un-sold papers (e.g. newsagent returns) will be in breach of the competition's terms and conditions and participants may be disqualified from the competition. 

•The deadline to submit token votes is 3pm, Monday 10 February 2014. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt. Tokens must be sent to: Examiner, Pub of the Year Competition, Unit 3, Pennine Business Park, Longbow Close, Bradley Road, Huddersfield, HD2 1GQ

•The three establishments with the most amounts of tokens collected will win. The three winners will be featured in the Huddersfield Daily Examiner on or around Friday 14 February 2013. The winner will receive a full page advertisement, outdoor banner and certificate.  The runner up will receive a half page advertisement and certificate and third place will receive a quarter page advertisement and certificate.

•Advertisements must be published by Friday 28 February 2014 and are subject to normal Trinity Mirror advertising conditions.  Excludes recruitment advertising. Prize not transferable, no whole or cash alternatives.

•The Editor’s decision is final.

•Standard Trinity Mirror plc rules apply, see  www.examiner.co.uk/rules