AS your votes continue to come in for your choice of Pub of the Year this week the Old Swanne Inne is in the spotlight.

Voted for by the public the aim is to find the most popular watering hole, while also celebrating the many fantastic pubs in our area.

Last year hundreds of pub-goers supported their favourite establishments and we were inundated with votes. And in the 2018 competition the Old Swanne Inne, part of the Wetherspoons chain, came third.

The pub is run by a dedicated team including manager Claire Heitzman.

The manager said if they won the competition staff would be very happy as it would show all their hard work was appreciated.

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Asked what the reason for their success was she put it down in part to the popularity of their menu, offering something different every day.

She added customers also enjoyed seeing friendly faces behind the bar, as some of the staff at the High Street pub have been long serving.

The Journal reported on the pub last year as it received a platinum rating in the national Loo of the Year Awards.

The winning landlord of the Journal’s competition receives a Pub of the Year 2019 trophy and will be invited to the Houses of Parliament by the town’s MP.

To vote simply cut out the slips from the newspaper and send them to us. We’re also now allowing our readers to vote for their favourite pub by email too. All they need to do is email with the subject ‘EVESHAM JOURNAL PUB OF THE YEAR: NAME OF THE PUB’ and then, in the body of the email, explain why they’ve chosen this pub. The deadline for email votes is the same as for the voting slips in the paper: Friday, December 20. The winner will be announced in the Journal and on our website on Christmas Eve.