2015 AWARD WINNING BARS AND PUBS

August 13th, 2015 | Posted in: News

Scotland’s top bars and pubs celebrated in style at the Scottish Bar and Pub Awards (SBPA) which took place on 11th August at Glasgow’s Hilton Hotel. It was attended by more than 500 people from the licensed trade, and compered by comedian Craig Hill.

Maroulla Nicholas, Managing Director of The Glynhill Hotel in Renfrew received a Lifetime Achievement Award while bars and pubs from around Scotland picked up the accolades, and received a bespoke Glencairn Crystal Trophy.

Mario Gizzi and Tony Conetta of the Di Maggio Restaurant Group picked up the accolade Benromach Award for Success, while Glasgow’s Butchershop Bar and Grill received the BII Customer Service Award.

Two more Glasgow establishments won awards too. They were Maggie Mays which picked up the

Diageo Award for Social Responsibility and Blue Dog which was named Cocktail Bar of the Year.

Edinburgh bars that received recognition included 56 North which took the title Kopparberg Independent Bar of the Year. Molson Coors Craft Beer Bar of the year was Montpeliers and the Jolly Botanist was named New Bar of the Year.

The Tennent’s Quality Award was presented to Scott Clark, of Clarks in Linday Street in Dundee while Fraserburgh bar Cheers won the Social Media Award.

Islay’s Ballygrant Inn beat off stiff competition to win the Made Brave Whisky Bar of the Year accolade and The Cross Keys in Kippen was the proud recipient of Parlez Gastro Pub of the Year.

In Irvine it was The Ship that took the honours being named Dog Friendly Pub of the Year.

While Glasgow bartender Gareth McKeown of the Pot Still received the award Mixxit Bar Apprentice of the year.

DRAM Entrepreneur of the Year was Steve Graham of Manorview, the man behind hotels such as The Busby, The Torrance Inn and the Lynnhurst.

While Jinty McGuinty’s in Glasgow won Sunday Mail Pub of the Year.

Four industry personalities were also inducted into the Scottish Licensed Trade HALL OF FAME they were Stuart Ross, former Chief Executive of Belhaven Alistair Don of The Doublet and Elaine Scott, both Glasgow and Harry Hood of Lisini Leisure and last but not least Edinburgh entrepreneur, Billy Lowe.

James Mortimer also presented the organiser of the awards, and Editor of the DRAM, Susan Young, with a special award in recognition of 20 years of supporting excellence in the trade.

Said Awards organiser, Susan Young, “It was our 20th anniversary and we certainly managed to celebrate. The winners were voted for by customers and people in the trade, and each and every one deserved their accolades. Congratulations to them all. It was also very touching to receive a surprise award myself. ”

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Further information and photographs…

Contact: Susan Young on 0141 221 6965.

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