What’s happening? This year’s Scottish Bar & Pub award winners were announced earlier this month at a dinner at Glasgow’s Hilton Hotel.
The awards were organised and run by the publishers of DRAM magazine. As well as marking best in business, the contest was an opportunity for those in Scotland’s hospitality industry to come together and celebrate making it through the last 18 months.
Speaking of this year’s awards, Scottish Bar & Pub Awards organiser and DRAM publisher 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.”
Glasgow winners at the Scottish Bar & Pub Awards 2021
Best or Most Improved Outside Area sponsored by Kopparberg
The Buf, Prestwick
Buzzworks Montpeliers Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year
Billy Milligan, Finsbay Milngavie
Carling Community Pub of the Year
The Palais, Glasgow
Deanston Whisky Guru of the Year
Derek Mather, Artisan Wishaw
DRUM Social Media Award
Radisson Red, Glasgow
WM Grant Bar Apprentice 2021
Alanna Beattie, Hillhead Book Club, Glasgow
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