Edinburgh pub named overall Best Bar None at 2019 awards

March 29th, 2019 | Posted in: News

The Black Rose Tavern in Edinburgh (staff pictured) scooped overall national winner in Scotland at the Best Bar None awards 2019, which took place on Thursday 28th March at the DoubleTree Dunblane Hydro Hotel in Dunblane.

It also walked away with Best Independent Pub, the Innovation in Social Responsibility accolade, and was awarded a Platinum Award for consistent commitment to best practice within the licensed trade.

Other winners included The Garage and The Blythswood Hotel  in Glasgow, and The Glen Mavis Tavern, Bathgate.

The national scheme supports venues’ delivery of safe and inclusive social spaces, while rewarding social responsibility and duty of care.

A number of other outstanding venues from across Scotland were recognised as being among the premium licensed establishments in the country.

The venues were considered not only for their commitment and diligence in relation to their licensing commitments as key drivers for their businesses, but more importantly their customers and staff.

Awards were handed out across eleven award categories with venues represented from the length and breadth of Scotland.

There are eleven categories within the award scheme: Pub, Independent Pub, Bar, Independent Bar, Hotel, Night Club, SEV, Heart of the Community, Newcomer, Innovation in Social Responsibility and National Champion.

National Award Category winners 2018/19 were:

Molly Malones, Stirling

Black Rose Tavern, Edinburgh

Carrigans, Hamilton

Rock Diner, Kilmarnock

The Blythswood Hotel, Glasgow

The Garage, Glasgow

WG13, Kilmarnock

The Glen Mavis Tavern, Bathgate

Aces Nightclub, Kilmarnock

Three venues were also awarded the Platinum Awards that were introduced by Best Bar None last year to reward continued excellence. The winners were:-

Black Rose Tavern, Edinburgh

The Croft, Glasgow

Chieftan Hotel, Inverness


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