Edinburgh Awards 2017-18 - Success!

Edinburgh Venues raise the bar with record number of Golds

Forty-three of Edinburgh venues are celebrating having achieved accreditation from Best Bar None.

 

The awards ceremony for 2017 took place on Friday 19 January 2018 at The City Arts Centre, Edinburgh where the venues were recognised with gold, silver and bronze accreditation from the scheme which celebrates best practice in licenced premises. This year there was a record number of gold awards achieved by venues across the capital.

 

The Black Rose Tavern won the category for best Pub and also scooped the award of Overall 2017 Winner out of all the capital’s venues.

 

Malmaison Hotel won the category award for best Hotel while the Murrayfield Experience was awarded as the winner in the Specialist Entertainment Venue category.

 

The award for best Independent Pub went to Akva while winner of the Nightclub category was The Cav/Aitk

 

The Best Bar None scheme, which is sponsored by Diageo, Molson Coors, Heineken, Tennents and Maxxium and Chivas Brothers-Pernod Ricard is an integral part of the Safer Communities Initiatives across Scotland.

 

Accreditation to the scheme shows the venue and its staff have met a level of standard that assures members of the public they will be able to enjoy a safe and welcoming atmosphere and exceeds the venue’s responsibilities to the licensing objectives.

 

The awards were attended by Cllr Norman Work, the Convenor of the Edinburgh Licencing Board. 

 

Cllr Norman Work said,

 

“I’m pleased to see the continued success of the Best Bar None Awards for the seventh year in Edinburgh, and delighted to present more gold awards to premises in Edinburgh than ever before. Edinburgh’s licenced premises continue to demonstrate their commitment to providing a safe and friendly atmosphere for customers and the wider public in Scotland’s capital city, with more than 400 premises having now achieved accreditation since 2011. Congratulations to all the premises who have taken part in 2017, and contributed to the ongoing success of Best Bar None in Edinburgh.“  

 

The Best Bar None award scheme is unique to the licensed trade as it is the only award to set a minimum standard of operation and encourage the sharing of best practice by rewarding safe and well-managed licensed premises.

 

Arlene Campbell, Best Bar None Scotland National Lead, said:

 

“The Best Bar None Edinburgh scheme and awards go from strength to strength with Local and National Winners participating year on year.

 

“The venues champion best practice in Edinburgh and this is as a result of strong partnership working between City of Edinburgh Council and Police Scotland. Most importantly the venues participate voluntarily and really invest in their community work, staff training and want to provide a quality and safe experience for their customers.

 

“We are creating safer communities through the great work of these pubs, bars, hotels and clubs in Edinburgh which support Best Bar None standards. The staff and management of these venues should be very proud of their achievements and I would encourage the community in the area to visit a BBN venue”.

 

 

 

Award

Premises

Category

Silver

Courtyard by Marriott

Hotel Bar

Gold

Malmaison Hotel

Hotel Bar

Silver

CC Blooms

Nightclub

Gold

Why Not

Nightclub

Gold

Boteco Do Brasil

Nightclub

Gold

Espionage

Nightclub

Gold

The Cav/Atik

Nightclub

Gold

Heart of Midlothian

Specialist Entertainment Venue

Gold

Edinburgh Corn Exchange

Specialist Entertainment Venue

Gold

Fountain Park Genting Club and Casino

Specialist Entertainment Venue

Gold

Maybury Casino

Specialist Entertainment Venue

Gold

Edinburgh Prison Officers Club

Specialist Entertainment Venue

Gold

Finnegans Wake

Specialist Entertainment Venue

Gold

Murrayfield Experience

Specialist Entertainment Venue

Bronze

Harbour inn

Independent Pub/Pub Bar

Silver

The Blue Blazer

Independent Pub/Bar

Gold

The Street

Independent Pub/Bar

Gold

Sofis Bar

Independent Pub/Bar

Gold

Hemma

Independent Pub/Bar

Gold

Joseph Pearces

Independent Pub/Bar

Gold

Boda Bar

Independent Pub/Bar

Gold

Victoria Bar

Independent Pub/Bar

Gold

Akva

Independent Pub/Bar

Bronze

Starbank Inn

Pub/Bar

Bronze

The Black Bull

Pub/Bar

Bronze

Bennets Bar

Pub/Bar

Silver

Kilderkin

Pub/Bar

Silver

Kingsknowe Inn

Pub/Bar

Silver

The White Lady

Pub/Bar

Silver

The Booking Office

Pub/Bar

Silver

Jessie Mays

Pub/Bar

Silver

The Chanter

Pub/Bar

Silver

The Kenilworth

Pub/Bar

Gold

The Playfair

Pub/Bar

Gold

The Foot of the Walk

Pub/Bar

Gold

The Windsor

Pub/Bar

Gold

The Three Sisters

Pub/Bar

Gold

The Standing Order

Pub/Bar

Gold

Boteco Do Brasil

Pub/Bar

Gold

Biddy Mulligans

Pub/Bar

Gold

Alexander Graham Bell

Pub/Bar

Gold

The Terrace

Pub/Bar

Gold

The Black Rose Tavern

Pub/Bar

     

Hotel Category Winner

Malmaison Hotel

 

Nightclub Category Winner

The Cav/Atik

 

Specialist Entertainment Venue Category Winner

Murrayfield Experience

 

Indy Pub Category Winner

Akva

 

Pub Category Winner

The Black Rose Tavern

 

Overall 2017 Edinburgh Best Bar None Award

 The Black Rose Tavern

 

 


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