Sportsters, in Princes Street, captured the Best Bar prize in this year’s Best Bar None Scotland National Awards 2015/16, beating off 54 finalists from across the country.
The pub picked up its award at a ceremony in Glasgow’s Grand Central Hotel last week.
Best Bar None chairman Mandy Haeburn-Little said: “Sportsters has shown an excellent standard of practice and takes great pride in its premises and surroundings. These awards are all about quality – quality of experience when going out, quality of customer care and quality being applied to every aspect of a visit.
“We all want to enjoy going out, we all want to feel safe and we all want to know that family and friends are safe. In addition, BBN particularly looks at how premises support getting everyone home safely which matters a lot when we consider anyone who may be feeling vulnerable or who is unsure how to get home.”
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There were 11 categories in this year’s competition – Best Pub, Best Independent Pub, Best Bar, Best Independent Bar, Best Hotel Bar, Best Night Club, Best SEV (Specialist Other local venues making the final shortlist included Behind the Wall in the Independent Bar and Heart of the Community awards, City for the Nightclub award and the Corbie Inn, in Bo’ness, for Heart of the Community.