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Welcome to the 2017 Scottish Bar and Pub Awards.

The countdown has started for one of the biggest nights of the year for the Scottish licensed trade – The Scottish Bar and Pub Awards – one of the longest running awards now celebrating 22 years.

Bars and pubs from all over the country are vying for these awards – as you can see from the finalists list, and this year, for the first time, the winning pubs will go forward for the accolade Sunday Mail Pub of the Year – which will go to the ‘best of the best’. The winner in each of the relevant Scottish Bar and Pub Awards categories will go forward for consideration. Check out our Facebook site to add your own support for the nominees. All finalists are invited to the awards which take place on 15th August at the Hilton at William Street, Glasgow.

This year the awards have a Cabaret theme – did you know according to Wikipedia cabarets existed in Paris in the 16th century; they were ancestors of the modern restaurant. But unlike taverns they sold wine not by itself but only with a meal, presented on a tablecloth. Customers might sing if they had drunk enough wine... sounds a bit like a night out today! So we are promising you another Awards evening full of entertainment.

This year's awards will be held on Tuesday 15th August 2017 in the Glasgow Hilton, who did a tremendous job last year.

Please contact Cheryl on Cheryl@mediaworldltd.com if you would like to book tickets.

The finalists for each category

Customer Service Award

BII Customer Service Award Finalists

The Atlantic, Glasgow

The Boudingait, Cupar

The Corner House, Kilwinning

Glen Lusset, Clydebank

Social Media Award

Bright Signals Social Media Award Finalists

Driftwood, Glasgow

Buzzworks Lifes

Manorview Group

Lisini Pub Co

Casual Dining Award

Casual Dining Award Finalists

The Anchor, Broughty Ferry

Eusebi, Glasgow

The Mill House, Stewarton

The Swan Inn, Eaglesham

Social Responsibility and Community Award

Diageo Social Responsibility and Community Award Finalists

The Clovenfords Hotel, Galashiels

Lorimers, Bishopton

Stramash, Edinburgh

The Waggon, Kelson

Cocktail Bar of the Year

Disaronno Cocktail Bar of the Year Finalists

Blue Dog, Glasgow

The Bon Vivant, Edinburgh

Panda & Sons, Edinburgh

Tigerlily, Edinburgh

Dog Friendly Pub Award

DRAM Dog Friendly Pub of the Year Award Finalists

The 13th Note, Glasgow

The Forth Inn, Aberfoyle

The Lord of the Isles, Lochgilphead

St Luke’s, Glasgow

Award for Success

Gordon & MacPhail Award for Success Finalists

Costley & Costley, Troon, Ayrshire

Manorview Hotel & Leisure Group, Howwood

RAD Hotels, New Cumnock

Seamill Hydro, West Kilbride

Wine by the Glass Award

Inverarity Morton Wine by the Glass Award

The Taynuilt Etive, Taynuilt

Vroni's Wine Bar, Glasgow

Buccleuch Arms, Melrose

Seamill Hydro, West Kilbride

Independent Bar Award

Kopparberg Independent Bar of the Year Award Finalists

Bag O’Nails, Glasgow

Finsbay, Milngavie

The Parlour, Glasgow

The Whistle Stop Barber Shop, Edinburgh

New Bar Award

Makar New Bar of the Year Award Finalists

Chelsea Market, Glasgow

Empress of Broughton Street, Edinburgh

Finsbay, Milngavie

Voyage of Buck, Edinburgh

Craft Beer Bar Award

Molson Coors Craft Beer Bar of the Year Award Finalists

AKVA, Edinburgh

Badger & Co, Edinburgh

Bier Halle, Glasgow

The Strathmore, Glasgow

Country Pub of the Year Award

Open Ear Country Pub of the Year Award Finalists

The Glen Hotel, Newtonmore

Leadburn Inn, West Linton

The Old Mill Inn, Pitlochry

Uplawmoor Hotel, Uplawmoor

Pub Spy of the Year Award

Sunday Mail's Pub Spy of the Year Award Finalists

The West Port, St Andrews

The Birds & the Bees, Stirling

The Fox & Hounds, Houston

The Ship Inn, North Berwick

Renovation of the Year

Renovation of the Year Award Finalists

Angels, Uddingston

Cruize, Auchrannie - Isle of Arran

The Grove, Lenzie

Maggie Mays, Glasgow

Tennent's Quality Award

Tennent's Quality Award Finalists

The Fort Hotel, Broughty Ferry

Hamilton's, Edinburgh

Munro's, Glasgow

St Luke's, Glasgow

Whisky Bar of the Year

Wee DRAM Whisky Bar of the Year Award Finalists

The Cave, Meldrum House Hotel, Oldmeldrum

The Keys, St Andrews

The Pot Still, Glasgow

The Ballygrant, Isle of Islay

Bar Apprentice Award

William Grant's Bar Apprentice Award Candidates

Sam Raynor – Blackbird, Edinburgh

Lordeana Calin Mihaela – Crieff Hydro

Jamie Thomson – Jute, Dundee

James Marchant-Wink – Rabble, Edinburgh

Lewis Marshall – Anchorline, Glasgow

Jordon Comfrie – Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder

Callum Henderson – The Pot Still

Shaun McQuillan – Manorview

Ewan Doyle – Lido, Troon

Sam Oxley – Boda, Edinburgh

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