Best Bar None Scotland finalists announced

Close to 50 venues across Scotland have been shortlisted for this year’s Best Bar None Scotland National Awards to find the top licensed premises that make customer safety a priority.

A total of 11 Glasgow venues are in the running across 10 awards categories, including The Snaffle Bit for Best Bar, Champagne Central for Best Hotel Bar, The Mailcoach for Best Independent Pub and The Garage for Innovation in Social Responsibility.

Forty-seven finalists from last year’s regional Best Bar None heats across Scotland will now go head-to-head at the final awards ceremony, held at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow on Thursday, 30 March.

Recognising each venue’s contribution to encourage customer and staff safety while supporting a good night out, the prestigious National Awards acknowledge the best work and innovative practices on offer among the 400 plus Best Bar None accredited venues in Scotland.

There are ten categories within the award scheme: Pub, Independent Pub, Bar, Independent Bar, Hotel Bar, Night Club, Specialist Entertainment Venue, Heart of the Community, Newcomer and Innovation in Social Responsibility.

“It’s great to see so many venues from different corners of Scotland represented”

Arlene Campbell, National Lead for Best Bar None Scotland, said, “The National Best Bar None Awards continue to grow year on year and it’s great to see so many venues from different corners of Scotland being represented.

“Across the country Best Bar None accredited venues are continuously raising standards and as always judging will be difficult given the high calibre of finalists on show.

“I’d like to extend my congratulations to our finalists and wish them all the best on the night.”

The focus of the Best Bar None scheme is on public safety and customer care, together with the following key principles: prevention of crime and disorder, securing public safety, prevention of public nuisance, protecting and improving public health and the protection of children from harm.

Accreditation to the scheme shows the venue and its staff have met a level of standards that assures members of the public they will be able to enjoy a safe and welcoming atmosphere.

See a full list of the Glasgow nominees below and a full list of finalists here.

Best Pub – Crystal Palace

Best Independent Pub – The Mailcoach

Best Bar – The Snaffle Bit

Best Independent Bar – The Croft Bar & Restaurant

Best Hotel Bar – Champagne Central

Best Nightclub – Campus

Specialist Entertainment – University of Strathclyde Student’s Union

Specialist Entertainment – Ibrox Stadium/Elior UK

Heart of the Community – Shettleston Juniors

Best Newcomer – Hampden Park Stadium

Innovation in Social Responsibility – The Garage

The Best Bar None scheme is sponsored by Diageo, Molson Coors, Heineken, Tennents and Maxxium and Chivas Brothers.

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