Voting closes today at midnight for the Scottish Bar and Pub Awards 2020 so vote now!


It’s the final countdown to today’s midnight voting deadline for the Scottish Bar and Pub Awards 2020 so it’s now or never! Vote here:

This year’s awards are pencilled in for the 20th of October and pub owners and hospitality workers around the country have gone above and beyond this year and they deserve to be recognised for their hard work and dedication, now more than ever.

DRAM publisher Susan Young is as passionate about the industry as she have ever been – possibly even more so after the last few months having seen how resilient, innovative and caring you have all been. Susan takes her hat off to you all and the drinks companies too.

Not only that, but it is time for some positive PR for the trade, plus it’s our 25th anniversary.

Here are this year’s categories. By clicking on each one you’ll be taken directly to the relevant voting page:

Antos dog-friendly Pub of the Year

BII Customer Service Award

Buzzworks and Montpeliers Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year

Carling Community Pub of the Year

Cellar Trends Independent Pub Group of the Year

Deanston Highland Single Malt Whisky Guru of the Year

Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice Whisky Bar of the Year

Inverarity Morton Sea Change Evolution Award

Kopparberg Best and Most Improved Outside Area

Wee Guide Restaurant of the Year


Our other sponsors are: The Sunday Mail, The Balvenie, Brockmans, Distell, Finest Call, Glenfiddich Single Malt Whisky, Hendrick’s Gin, Luxardo, Molson Coors, Monkey Shoulder, and Stolichnaya.

William Grant & Sons Bar Apprentice 2020

If you fancy going on the Wm Grant & Sons Apprentice programme send us a wee video and tell us why you think your employer should put you forward – whether you are currently working, on furlough or waiting for your next role.  Send this to