Gazette Best Bar finalists revealed – now it’s time to vote for your winner

Vote for your favourite bar.
Vote for your favourite bar.

With the nomination process now over, you, our readers, have spoken. We can now reveal the Northumberland Gazette Best Bar 2014 finalists.

Congratulations to:

01 Alnwick Arms, Clayport Street, Alnwick

02 Black Swan, Narrowgate, Alnwick

03 Coach Inn, Lesbury

04 Jolly Fisherman, Craster

05 Olde Ship Inn, Seahouses

06 Pack Horse Inn, Ellingham

07 Plough, Bondgate Without, Alnwick

08 Red Lion Inn, Alnmouth

09 Tanners Arms, Hotspur Place, Alnwick

Having a pint is a great British tradition, whether you do that at your local pub, club or bar in town after work, it’s a time for relaxation. A bit of quiet time to yourself, or the perfect opportunity to meet up with friends, share some drinks and have a bite to eat.

Our great competition provides a fantastic opportunity for all local establishments where you are likely to prop yourself on the bar regularly to shout about how great they are! Some were nominated for their outstanding food or good choice of real ales, while others were submitted because of their friendly staff or value for money.

Help your favourite win the prestigious title of Northumberland Gazette Best Bar 2014.

Voting for your favourite bar is easy, you can either send us a text or fill out the voting form on page 40 of this week’s Northumberland Gazette and post it to us. The form will be repeated in next week’s Gazette, which is on sale from Tuesday, December 23.

So get behind your favourite and make the votes count, before we call time!


Fill in the coupon in the Gazette and post it to: Best Bar 2014, Echo House, Pennywell, Sunderland, SR4 9ER. The deadline for entries is midnight on January 1, 2015. You can vote as many times as you like, but you must use the official coupon from the paper. Photocopied or defaced coupons will not be accepted.


Text your votes before midnight on January 1, 2015, to 65550. Simply start your text with the words NOGBAR followed by the two-digit code of the pub/bar you wish to vote for. Follow this with a space and then your name, address and email address. For example, NOGBAR06 Joe Bloggs etc. Text messages cost £1 in addition to your standard network charge and should contain no more than 160 characters.

Text lines close at midnight on January 1, 2015. You will receive a reply to confirm receipt of your text vote. Your text message must follow the exact format stated, otherwise your vote may not be counted but you may still be charged. Coupons must be received by (or before) midnight on January 1, 2015. Multiple coupons can be posted in the same envelope. Johnston Press accepts no responsibility for Royal Mail delays or losses. Texts cost £1 plus your standard network rate. Votes received after the stated competition closing deadline will not be counted but you still may be charged. Multiple votes accepted. Open only to UK residents over 18 years. Bill payer’s permission must be obtained before entering. SMS service provided by mGage, London SE1 8ND. By entering, you are indicating that you are happy to receive offers from Johnston Press Plc. by SMS. Please add NOINFO at the end of your text entry if you do not wish to receive these. Helpline: 020 7921 5562. For full t&cs go to