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Daily Echo: Best Local 2013

WHERE is your favourite local pub?

What do you prize most about your local?

Is it the staff, the welcome, the surroundings, the company?

The Local has been having a tough time of it lately. Always at the heart of the community, the local pub is central to the social life and lives of neighbours.

A few have been lost to the hard economic times we have been living through.

But now the Daily Echo is putting the local pub in the spotlight and asking you to help us find our region’s Best Local 2013.

Any pub can enter – and the prize will be not just the honour of being voted the very best for service, hospitality, quality and comfort, but also a free hog roast party to be thrown for up to 80 regulars as a thank you.

The final winner will be chosen by a panel of experts from all of the nominations we receive.

Every pub that takes part will feature in a special guide to the best of our locals that will appear in the Daily Echo on Friday, August 23.

So why not persuade your local landlord and landlady to enter.

• More information can be obtained from Annya Sait at the Daily Echo on 023 8042 4941 or email annya.sait@dailyecho.co.uk.

WIN a hog roast for your local

THE winning pub in the Daily Echo’s Best Local 2013 awards will be able to celebrate in style with their regulars.

The prize includes a free hog roast for up to 80 people to be held at the pub on a date that suits them.

James Sutton and the team at Go the Whole Hog of Botley’ are providing the prize – a succulent, delicious hog roast cooked on the premises.

The company are gourmet hog roast specialists based in Hampshire with more than 15 years experience.

Situated just outside the villages of Shedfield and Wickham, the firm are based at Westlands Farm Shop.

Westlands’ pigs are free range and enjoy an outdoor life. They are reared naturally and corn fed. The team are corporate uniformed and pride themselves on appearance at all times.

Their client base has grown due to their professional customer service. They have built their business on an excellent reputation, repeat bookings and referrals. They hold current qualifications in food hygiene (CIEH*).

Eastleigh Council has awarded them EXCELLENT in their Safe to Eat Food Hygiene Rating System.

You can contact Go the Whole Hog on 01489 690454 or visit their website botleyhog.co.uk.

Daily Echo: Hog Roast