The Commercial Bar in Wishaw has been announced as a finalist for the Caledonia Best Neighbourhood Pub/Bar of the Year prize at the 2014 DRAM Scottish Licensed Trade Awards, which take place at The Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow on Monday July 7th.
The Caledonia Best Neighbourhood Pub/Bar of the Year Award seeks to reward a bar that’s the best in its community. Judges were on the look out for bars that had great quality pints, excellent food and catered to customer’s that loved sport. Comfortable surroundings, good service and community spirit were also essential.
The Commercial Bar ticked all of the boxes above, demonstrating their importance to the local community. Continuity has clearly been one of the keys of the bar’s success, with the General Manager having been with the company for over thirty years. The bar is actively involved with local charities and community events, and DRAM’s judges were impressed with the high quality of draught beer served.
The awards, dubbed the licensed trade ‘Oscars,’ are organised by licensed trade magazine, DRAM. Now in their 19th year, they are the longest-established awards of their kind in Scotland, recognising excellence in Scotland’s bar, restaurant and hospitality industries.