Scottish Bar & Pub Awards 2021 winners revealed


The great and the good of Scotland’s hospitality industry gathered for the Scottish Bar & Pub Awards 2021 last night (7th September) at Glasgow’s Hilton Hotel with an after-party at The Radisson Red. Among the winners were Sandy Fraser of The Oak Tree Inn, Balmaha, who walked away with the Lifetime Achievement Award, while The Kings Arms in Fenwick was named Sunday Mail Pub of the Year.

Said Sandy Fraser, “I was completely taken by surprise, moved and humbled to get this award. It was a great night and Susan Young, as usual, brought it all together so incredibly well.

“The award reflects the input from my wife Lucy who’s been a great inspiration to me, and my kids, and I am delighted that they’ve followed me into hospitality. The Oak Tree Inn has enabled the family to work together and it’s great to see my kids fulfilling their ambitions.”


Showbiz journalist Bev Lyons compered the evening with entertainment throughout dinner from Roberto Enzo. Guests also enjoyed an after-party at The Radisson Red Sky Bar with Michael Kilkie and Jon Mancini, plus Guilty Pleasures.


DRAM publisher and Scottish Bar & Pub Awards organiser Susan Young said, “They were all such worthy winners and the standard was so incredibly high that I want to congratulate all the finalists too.


“It was wonderful seeing so many pub, bar, restaurant, and hotel owners having a night off with their staff and being honoured for steering their businesses through the pandemic as hospitality gradually gets back on its feet.

“The awards also allowed industry peers to catch up with one another, and for many, this was the first opportunity to do so in over 18 months. As well as individual excellence, the awards also demonstrated just how Scottish hospitality businesses pulled together and supported one another and continue to do so.”




Full list of Scottish Bar & Pub Awards 2021 winners 

Lifetime Achievement

Sandy Fraser

Oak Tree Inn




Antos Dog Friendly Pub of the Year

Forth Inn, Aberfoyle



Best or Most Improved Outside Area sponsored by Kopparberg

The Buf, Prestwick



BII Customer Service Award

Siberia, Aberdeen



Buzzworks Montpeliers Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year

Billy Milligan





Carling Community Pub of the Year

The Palais




Deanston Whisky Guru of the Year

Derek Mather





Discarded Cocktail Bar of the Year





DRAM Sales Rep of the Year

Harry Olorunda

Halewood International




Social Media Award

Radisson Red




G&M Connoisseurs Choice

Whisky Bar of the Year

The Malt Room




WM Grant Bar Apprentice 2021

Alanna Beattie

Hillhead Book Club, Glasgow



Hospo Talent

Bar Manager of the Year

Tony Craig

Black Ivy, Edinburgh



Hotel Scotland

Charity Endeavour of the Year

Manorview Hotels & Leisure Group



DRAM Rising Star Award

Macmerry 300




Inverarity Morton

Restaurant of the Year

The Fox & Willow




Kopparberg New Bar of the Year


The Gailes Hotel




Molson Coors Evolution Award

The Fort

Broughty Ferry



Old Tom Gin 1821

Hotel Bar of the Year

The Cave Bar

Meldrum House Hotel




Open Ear Independent Pub Group of the Year

St Luke’s & the Winged Ox, Glasgow



SGL Inspirational Employee of the year

Scott Henderson

The Record Factory, Glasgow



Stolichnaya Award for Sustainability

Derby Lane, Glasgow


Sunday Mail Pub of the Year

The Kings Arms, Fenwick



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