This year’s Best Bar 2014 is The Swan and Royal in Castle Street, in the heart of Clitheroe.
The votes have been counted, with the Clitheroe Advertiser and Times’ Best Bar 2014 title presented to the Castle Street pub.
Landlord Terry Joy, who has been at the helm of the historic pub and hotel for 14 years, said he was delighted to have won.
“It’s a credit to the staff who have helped to make this happen,” said Terry who runs The Swan and Royal with wife Carol.
The couple will be presented with their trophy and certificate in due course, but can toast their success now.
Runner-up in the competition was Clitheroe’s Buck Inn in Lowergate. The other bars which made it into the top five, and which will all receive a certificate, were The Waggon and Horses and The Black Horse Inn, both in Pimlico Road, and The New Inn, in Parson Lane.
Clitheroe Advertiser and Times readers were asked to vote for their favourite bar by sending a text or filling in a coupon which both had to be received by November 26th.
Barmen Steve Korny and Adam Travis are pictured with The Swan and Royal’s cooks Lyndsey Salmon and Michelle Ingham.