Best Pubs in Scotland revealed

Dundee's Bertie Mooney's is in the running for the National Pub & Bar of the Year Award

PUBS and bars from across the entirety of the United Kingdom are celebrating after being named the best in their respective counties.

The award wins are part of the 2024 National Pub & Bar Awards, which each year crowns nearly 100 County Winners from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, giving each site a unique platform to promote themselves and increase guest footfall from locals and visitors alike.

These pioneering hospitality operators have demonstrated excellence across a number of elements that affect the customer journey, including design, service, style of offer, marketing and investment. The venues now have over two months in which to trade off their win, before making their way to the National Pub & Bar Awards grand final on 26 June.

Held in London, the final will welcome all 94 County Winners to come together and celebrate their achievements, before discovering which venues will go on to become Regional Winners.

The awards night will also crown the Pub Group of the Year, Bar Group of the Year, The Tyrrells Tyrrellbly Good Taste Award – presented by the event’s headline sponsor – and, finally, the overall National Pub & Bar of the Year.

“The fact that we had record entries for the 2024 National Pub & Bar Awards tells us two things,” says Tristan O’Hana, editor of Pub & Bar magazine, which runs the event. “One is how highly the industry regards these accolades, which is fantastic. But, also, it shows that more operators are in need of really positive and strong publicity to help drive business at the moment. Pubs and bars are facing some of the biggest challenges in recent history, so if the National Pub & Bar Awards can help by lifting sales across these venues, then we’re delighted to play our part.”

The National Pub & Bar Awards 2024 is sponsored by Tyrrells, ICRTouch, Kerrymaid, Panasonic, Santa Maria and Sky Business.

Each of these venues have been named the best in their Scottish region and will compete for the title of National Pub & Bar of the Year.

  • Aberdeenshire, Beekies Neuk
  • Angus, The Birkhill Inn
  • Argyll and Bute, Macgochans
  • City of Aberdeen, The Tippling House
  • City of Dundee, Bertie Mooney’s
  • Clackmannanshire, The Mansfield Arms
  • Fife, Montagues
  • Highland, Ben Nevis Bar
  • Moray, Badenoch’s
  • Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles), The Cross Inn
  • Orkney Islands, The Ferry Inn
  • Perth and Kinross, The Inn at Loch Tummel
  • Shetland Islands, The Welcome Inn
  • Stirling, King Cons
  • City of Edinburgh, Brewhemia
  • City of Glasgow, Flight Club
  • Dumfries and Galloway, Kenmuir Arms
  • East Ayrshire, Hollybush Inn
  • East Dunbartonshire, The Stables
  • East Lothian, Broc Bar at The Bonnie Badger
  • East Renfrewshire, Maxwell’s
  • Falkirk, Behind the Wall
  • Inverclyde, One Bruce Street Bar & Kitchen
  • Midlothian, Stewart Brewing Brewery Bar & Pizza Kitchen
  • North Ayrshire, The Carrick
  • North Lanarkshire, The Electric Bar
  • Renfrewshire, Craig Dhu
  • Scottish Borders, Cross Keys Inn Ettrickbridge
  • South Ayrshire, Vic’s
  • South Lanarkshire, The Weavers
  • West Dunbartonshire, Tullie Inn
  • West Lothian, Livingston Inn

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