The Scottish Bar & Pub Awards 2022 Finalists

A bumper year for the Scottish Bar & Pub Awards 2022 as more than 3500 people have had their say in naming Scotland’s most loved pubs, with thousands of votes cast online over the last few months.

Now in their 27th year, The Scottish Bar & Pub Awards – dubbed the hospitality Oscars, celebrate Scotland’s licensed trade and shine a spotlight on all aspects of the hospitality industry, featuring standout pubs up and down the country in more than 24 categories. These include Antos Dog Friendly Pub of The Year; Hi-Spirits Best Live Music Venue; The Busker Cocktail Bar of the Year and Kopparberg New Bar of the Year.

Over 75 leading finalists have been revealed today including Glasgow’s stylish Moskito and the eclectic Bourbon in Edinburgh for the Pernod Ricard Best Late Night Venue.

Seeking out the nation’s most creative drinks, trailblazing whisky and cocktail bar, The Gate, and the adventurous Absent Ear are up for the Busker Cocktail bar, alongside the Cocktail Mafia in Edinburgh and Lido in Troon.

The inaugural Molson Coors Scottish Bar of the Year will see Broughty Ferry’s The Fort, Dundee’s Jute Café bar, Inverness-based Scotch & Rye and Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Café battle it out to be crowned Scotland’s best bar.

Independent Operators are the driving force for hospitality. Up for the DRAM Independent Pub Group of the Year award for 2022 are Buzzworks Holdings in Ayrshire who have an award-winning portfolio of bars and restaurants in Scotland including Vic’s & The Vine, Scotts, The Mill House, Lido, The Duke and The Bridge Inn to name a few. Also in the running are Bread Meats Bread, who have six eponymous venues serving up award winning burgers and cocktails, and the Bruce group, who focus on drinks-led retailing with an inherent added value experience in Edinburgh and Fife. Their multi-venue portfolio includes Stramash, The Mash House, Opium, Dusk and the Royal Mile Tavern.

Scotland’s longest running licensed trade awards also look to celebrate rising stars in the industry, community led initiatives and give a much-needed boost to those championing the late-night economy.

Every finalist has been voted for by the public and people in the trade and will have been visited by mystery shoppers. Winners will be announced at a prestigious award ceremony on 30th August 2022 at The Doubletree Glasgow Central, in Glasgow.

Organiser, Susan Young said: “The votes are in and verified and the time is nearly here to celebrate the best of the best at The Scottish Bar & Pub Awards 2022.

“The licensed trade needs our support more than ever and Scottish hospitality has never been better. Congratulations to all the finalists – your recognition is very well deserved, and I can’t wait to see who takes home the trophies at this year’s awards.”

The Scottish Bar & Pub Awards 2022 will announce all category winners at a glitzy award ceremony on August 30th. Where guests will also be able to enjoy entertainment from Abba MANIA.

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The Scottish Bar & Pub Awards 2022 finalists. *Note that the awards are alphabetical and in no particular order.

Category Finalist
WINNER: Antos Dog Friendly Pub of the Year Black Ivy, Edinburgh
Antos Dog Friendly Pub of the Year The Forth Inn, Aberfoyle
Antos Dog Friendly Pub of the Year Inndeep, Glasgow
Antos Dog Friendly Pub of the Year The White Stag, Callander
Antos Dog Friendly Pub of the Year Brewhemia, Edinburgh
Aro Procurement Customer Service Award. The Coach House, Bridge of Weir
Aro Procurement Customer Service Award The Fox & Willow, Ayr
WINNER: Aro Procurement Customer Service Award The Huxley, Edinburgh
Aro Procurement Customer Service Award Little Soho, Jordanhill
Benromach Whisky Bar of the Year The Albananch, Edinburgh
Benromach Whisky Bar of the Year Artisan, Wishaw
Benromach Whisky Bar of the Year The Malt Room, Inverness
WINNER: Benromach Whisky Bar of the Year The Piper Whisky Bar, Glasgow
Deanston Guru of the Year. Gillian Kirkland /The Piper’s Whisky Bar
Deanston Guru of the Year Derek Mather/Artisan
WINNER: Deanston Guru of the Year Matt McPherson/ The Malt Room
Deanston Guru of the Year Alastair Shaw/The Gate
Deanston Guru of the Year Simon Smith/ Whisky & Cynicism
WINNER: DRAM Community Pub Clippens Inn, Linwood
DRAM Community Pub Granny Gibbs, Whiteinch
DRAM Community Pub Silver Wing, Edinburgh
DRAM Community Pub The Weston Tavern, Kilmaurs
WINNER: Hi Spirits Best Live Music Venue Box Bar & Club, Glasgow
Hi Spirits Best Live Music Venue Harley’s, Ayr
Hi Spirits Best Live Music Venue MacSorley’s, Glasgow
Hi Spirits Best Live Music Venue St Luke’s & The Winged Ox, Glasgow
 HOSPO Manager of the year Nicola Armstrong – Macgochans, Mull
WINNER: HOSPO Manager of the year Matt Colligan – Bierhalle
HOSPO Manager of the year Lee Little – Lido, Troon
HOSPO Manager of the year Connor  Smith – Hamilton Palace, Hamilton
HOSPO Manager of the year Keir Beckwith, Gaucho
Hungrrr Technology Adopter of the Year Buzzworks, Ayrshire
Hungrrr Technology Adopter of the Year C&C Restaurant Group, Glasgow
Hungrrr Technology Adopter of the Year Guacho, Glasgow
WINNER: Hungrrr Technology Adopter of the Year Scoop Restaurants, Glasgow
 Inverarity Morton Restaurant of the Year. The Dome, Edinburgh
WINNER: Inverarity Morton Restaurant of the Year Ga Ga Kitchen & Bar, Glasgow
Inverarity Morton Restaurant of the Year Kyloe, Edinburgh
Inverarity Morton Restaurant of the Year Ralph & Finns , Glasgow
Inverarity Morton Restaurant of the Year The Ubiquitous Chip , Glasgow
Kopparberg New Bar of the Year The Albyn, Aberdeen
WINNER: Kopparberg New Bar of the Year The Fox, Troon
Kopparberg New Bar of the Year Giddy Goose, Perth
Kopparberg New Bar of the Year Jimmy Badgers, Inverness
Molinari Casual Dining Award. Allegria Eatery, Largs
WINNER: Molinari Casual Dining Award Caffe Parma, Glasgow
Molinari Casual Dining Award Boar’s Head, Auchtermuchty
Molinari Casual Dining Award Mediterraneo, Glasgow
Molson Coors Scottish Bar of the Year The Fort, Broughty Ferry
Molson Coors Scottish Bar of the Year. Jute Cafe Bar, Dundee
Molson Coors Scottish Bar of the Year Scotch & Rye, Inverness
WINNER: Molson Coors Scottish Bar of the Year Kelvingrove Café, Glasgow
Old Tom Gin Hotel Bar of the Year 18, Rusacks Hotel, St Andrews
Old Tom Gin Hotel Bar of the Year The American Bar, Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder
WINNER: Old Tom Gin Hotel Bar of the Year Virgin Hotels, The Commons Club, Edinburgh
Old Tom Gin Hotel Bar of the Year The Lounge Bar, Fonab Castle, Pitlochry
Pernod Ricard Best Late Night Venue. Bourbon, Edinburgh
Pernod Ricard Best Late Night Venue Charlie’s Loft, Glasgow
Pernod Ricard Best Late Night Venue Moskito, Glasgow
Pernod Ricard Best Late Night Venue
Pernod Ricard Best Late Night Venue
WINNER: Pernod Ricard Best Late Night Venue
Nox, Aberdeen
Record Factory, Glasgow
Why Not Nightclub Edinburgh
Stoli Sustainability Award Contini’s Scottish Restaurant, Edinburgh
WINNER: Stoli Sustainability Award Eusebi, Glasgow
Stoli Sustainability Award Gaucho, Glasgow
Stoli Sustainability Award SWG3, Glasgow
The Busker Cocktail Bar of the Year. The Absent Ear, Glasgow
The Busker Cocktail Bar of the Year The Cocktail Mafia, Edinburgh
The Busker Cocktail Bar of the Year The Gate, Glasgow
WINNER: The Busker Cocktail Bar of the Year The Lido, Troon
Independent Operator of the Year Bread Meets Bread (BMB), Glasgow
Independent Operator of the Year The Bruce Group, Edinburgh
Independent Operator of the Year Buzzworks, Ayrshire
WINNER: Independent Operator of the Year Scoop Restaurants
Willian Grant Bar Apprentice 2022 Gavin Lidbury, The Finnieston
Willian Grant Bar Apprentice 2022 Agustin Lopez, Virgin Hotel
Willian Grant Bar Apprentice 2022 Atlanta Hodson, Waldorf Astoria
Willian Grant Bar Apprentice 2022 Nick Wardrop, The Fox
Willian Grant Bar Apprentice 2022 Luke Watt, The Dome
Willian Grant Bar Apprentice 2022 Kat O’Driscoll, Bonnie & Wild
Willian Grant Bar Apprentice 2022 Kitty McKean, Revolution
Willian Grant Bar Apprentice 2022 Ally Haddow, Panda & Sons
WINNER: Willian Grant Bar Apprentice 2022 Gavin Lidbury, The Finneston
Willian Grant Bar Apprentice 2022 Keri Williams, One Cannon Mills

 

SUNDAY MAIL PUB OF THE YEAR Habbies, Kilbarchan
WINNER: SUNDAY MAIL PUB OF THE YEAR The Palais, Glasgow
SUNDAY MAIL PUB OF THE YEAR The Station Bar, Glasgow
SUNDAY MAIL PUB OF THE YEAR The Waverley, Wishaw

On the night there other awards winner were: 

Lifetime Achievement Awards – Colin Blair

Dram Licensee of the Year – Jock Black, The Fort, Dundee

Special Recognition Award – David Cochrane, HIT

Inspirational Woman of the Year: Giovanna Eusebi, Eusebi

Contribution to the Industry Award – Jim Hamilton 

Montpeliers Buzzworks Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year – Matt McPherson, The Malt Room. The other  finalists were Paul Beveridge, Ramen Dayo and David Wade, The Parlour

Team of the Year – Lisini Pub Company

 

Important Dates

Voting Voting Closed
Voting Closed For 2023
Judging July/August 2024
Award Ceremony August 2024

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