Town pub wins Scottish crown

Claire Wheelen (centre) at the awards.
Claire Wheelen (centre) at the awards.
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A GLENROTHES pub’s staff and regulars are celebrating after it won a national title, reports MIKE DELANEY.

Pinkerton’s scooped the prestigious Best Bar None Scotland prize at the recently held National Responsible Pubs and Clubs Awards.

The Auchmuty hostelry had won the scheme’s gold award in the pub category in the regional contest for the last three years running.

Manager Claire Wheelen said: “We were finalists in the first-ever National Best Bar None Scotland awards last year, so we are really thrilled to have raised the bar and not only be recognised locally, but nationally for our efforts this year”.

Pinkerton’s good practice and relationship building to avoid, for example, customer binge drinking and the consequences of this has been recognised by the awards it has received.

The Best Bar None scheme, set up in 2003, aims to promote the responsible management and operation of alcohol on licensed premises to help raise the standards of the industry.

To achieve this, the scheme sets out strict criteria and success indicators, which Pinkerton’s had to demonstrate that they meet.

The award scheme, which is sponsored by Diageo and also supported by the Home Office, is proving to be successfully encouraging bars, pubs and nightclubs to actively work with the local community to raise the standards in the industry, the success of which has now led other countries to follow suit.

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