Two Leith based premises have been shortlisted to represent Edinburgh in Best Bar None national awards

Edinburgh licensed premises Victoria and The Leith Beer Company have both been shortlisted for the national finals of the Best Bar None awards to be held at The Sheraton Hotel, Edinburgh on 3 March.  The prestigious event will be hosted by radio star and comedian Fred MacAulay.

Anna Christopherson from Victoria commented:- “I am so happy to be through to the national finals for the first time.  It means a great deal for the team at Victoria to be recognised for the hard work we do, to keep trouble from our pub and create a safe environment for our customers.  I am really looking forward to the event next month.”

Ashley Kellock, Scottish Co-ordinator for Best Bar None, commented: “Being shortlisted for the national awards is a real accolade for these premises and they will be judged with other successful bars and clubs from across Scotland.  It has been heartening to see how many licensees and their teams really care about customer service and safety.”

The Best Bar None scheme is aimed at promoting responsible management and operation of licensed premises in Scotland.  It rewards safe and well-managed licensed venues with the issue of a certificate, plaque and the chance to go forward to the national awards ceremony.

Best Bar None is sponsored by Diageo, Molson Coors and Heineken and is supported by The Scottish Government and the Scottish Business Crime Centre.