Make no mistake, there are some great pubs across the Bradford district.

And they tend to have three things in common - quality beer, excellent licensees and characterful customers.

Today, to celebrate the finest establishments in our area, the Telegraph & Argus is launching a competition which will crown the Bradford area's 'Best Pub 2024'. And you can help decide...

Telegraph & Argus readers can now nominate their favourite pub in the district via an online voting platform.

Nominate your favourite pub here

Online nominations will run between Monday, July 8, and Sunday, July 14, with the ten finalists being revealed on Monday, July 15. Readers will then be able vote for their ‘Best Pub 2024’ by picking up copies of the Telegraph & Argus in the days to follow as we profile all the lucky finalists.

Like many parts of Yorkshire, the Bradford district has a fine tradition of high-quality pubs that are enjoyed by residents and visitors alike, some offering a fine selection of drinks and others providing good-quality food too. 

Whether it's a lively city centre boozer or the more relaxing ambience of a countryside tavern, our district has something for all tastes.

The competition is likely to be hotly contested The competition is likely to be hotly contested (Image: T&A)

Central Bradford has retained plenty of quirky traditional pubs, which have been joined in recent years by more modern establishments.

The 'Top of Town' has played its part in drawing people to the city from further afield, with its character-filled bars combined with a real ale and craft beer offering.

But it's not just the city centre that has a lively pub scene. Outlying towns such as Bingley, Shipley, Baildon and Keighley have a life of their own, partly thanks to the range of pubs and bars within them, while places in the south of the city, including Wibsey, also have an array of pubs.

Sadly, some areas of Bradford have seen a large reduction in the number of pubs over the last few decades with Manchester Road - once lined with drinking establishments - now having very few.

That's why it's so vital we support the ones that are still going strong - and this competition aims to do just that.

T&A Editor Nigel Burton said: "This is a great opportunity to shine a light on the very best pubs in our district.

"It's no secret that many pubs have struggled in recent years, with challenges such as rising bills and the Covid-19 pandemic to contend with, so it's more important than ever that we support the ones that remain. 

"It's great that we still have such a vibrant offering of pubs in the city centre and the towns and villages across our district, so I'm sure this competition will be hotly contested."