Help us pick the Best Bar of 2014

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The deadline for nominations in our competition to find the best watering hole in the Borders has been extended by a week.

So make sure you get in touch and tell us if your local, your home from home, your place for relaxation, is the best around and why you think 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!

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

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

Text your nomination before 11.59pm on December 3, 2014, to 65550.

Simply start your text with the words: SNRBAR 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 December 3, 2014. Please include your own name, address and phone number.

You must write Southern Reporter Best Bar 2014 in your email’s subject line.

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

All nomination coupons must be received by (or before) first post on December 3, 2014.

You must use an official nomination coupon (from the paper). Photocopied or defaced coupons will not be accepted.

The nomination form will also appear in The Southern Reporter next week.

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!

Text-line closes at 11.59pm on December 3, 2014. Coupons must be received by (or before) first post on December 3, 2014.