Vote for your Best Bar of 2014!

Nominations are now open for our exciting new Best Bar 2014 competition.

With your help, the competition will, once and for all, settle the great debate about the best watering hole in town.

The Carrick Gazette needs you to tell us if your local, your home from home, your place for relaxation is the best around and why it should be crowned champion?

And it couldn’t be simpler to get your nominations in. All you need to do is fill in the entry form below, nominating your favourite pub, club or bar and giving your reason why.

Whether you are the bar manager, a member of staff, the landlord or just a loyal regular this is a great opportunity to get your local’s name in lights!

Last Orders Please!

All pubs, bars and clubs are free to enter locally.

Once we call time on the nominations, we’ll showcase the entrants in the Carrick Gazette where a voting process will take place to decide who will win this most prestigious title.


Text your nomination before 11.59pm on November 26, 2014, to 65550.

Simply start your text with the words: CAGBAR followed by a space, then the name and address of your favourite pub/bar.

Follow this with your name, your address (including postcode) and your email address (if you have one).

Text messages cost £1 plus your standard network charge and should contain no more than 160 characters in total.

Please note: you will receive a reply message to confirm receipt of your nomination.

Your text message must follow the exact format stated, otherwise your nomination may not be counted but you may still be charged.

If you text after the stated closing date your nomination will not be counted but you may still be charged.


Email the name and address of your favourite pub/bar to before 11.59pm on November 26, 2014.

Please include your own name, address and phone number.

You must write Carrick Gazette best bar nomination 2014 in your email’s subject line.


Simply complete the coupon and post it to: Carrick Gazette-Best Bar 2014, Northeast Press Ltd, Echo House, Pennywell, Sunderland SR4 9ER.

All nomination coupons must be received by (or before) first post on November 26, 2014.

You must use an official nomination coupon (from the paper).

Photocopied or defaced coupons will not be accepted.

Votes on our in-paper coupons are worth TWO nominations!

Why Vote?

Your regular pub these days isn’t just a place that serves a pint – so give your reasons why it holds such a special place in your heart.

Is it the beer? Do they do great food? Is it a place ‘where everyone knows your name?’

We want your nominations, but we also want to know WHY!