The Dean Tavern in Newtongrange 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 Dean Tavern is a community pub in every sense of the word. A ‘Gothenburg’, the venue is owned by members of the local community, with the free profits distributed amongst Newtongrange groups and clubs. The pub is family and dog friendly, and all major sporting events are shown – it was evident to our judges that The Dean Tavern plays a major role in local community life.
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.