CHEERS to the Old Albert in Torquay's Havelock Road — the 2013 Herald Express Pub of the Year.
You voted in your thousands for the 61 pubs nominated in the Torbay Taxis-backed competition, ranging from some of the quietest corners of Dartmoor to the bustling town centres of Torbay.
Voting swung back and forth between the top pubs as you voted online, by post and by text. But in the final reckoning, it was the Old Albert which received the highest number of votes.
Landlord John Webber said: "That's wonderful news, I'm delighted!"
He has run the pub for the past three years with son Gavyn, daughter Charlotte and staff. They have gone out of their way to make it a pub for all, and currently have teams playing in local darts, pool and euchre leagues.
The pub hosts live entertainment every weekend and serves cask ales.
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John added: "We do concentrate on doing a lot for charity, and our customers raise an awful lot of money."
Recent events have seen large amounts raised for Macmillan Cancer Care and for Torbay Hospital.
The Old Albert will receive a trophy, a certificate and the honour of calling itself the Herald Express Pub of the Year for 2013.
The runners-up, who will all receive certificates, are the Queens Arms in Brixham; Henry's in Paignton; the Teign Cellars in Newton Abbot; the Cary Arms at Babbacombe; DT's, the Devon Arms, the Rock Garden and Old Skools in Torquay, and the Two Mile Oak at Abbotskerswell.