[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]20 local pubs, clubs and bars are celebrating after being recognised as the ‘best bar none’ in Renfrewshire.
Licensed premises across the area took part in the Best Bar None Awards 2015, a joint initiative from Renfrewshire Council and Police Scotland.
The scheme, introduced in 2012, recognises those premises providing locals with a safe place to enjoy a drink. Venues score gold, silver or bronze status and are then entitled to display their Best Bar None accreditation.
Eight of the premises involved will now compete in the national Best Bar None award scheme.
The biggest winners were WWCM Ltd who won four gold awards for their venues Kilty Kilty, Caffufals, Fantoosh and the Tartan Rose.
Claire Colquhoun, general manager of WWCM Ltd, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have won four awards. Kilty Kilty has been part of the scheme from the start but this is the first year we’ve put as many as four venues forward, so to win gold awards for all four is something we’re very proud of.”
“We’re committed to making sure everyone who comes to our venues has a safe, enjoyable experience and it’s nice to be able to show that commitment through our Best Bar None accreditation.”
Councillor Eddie Devine, convener of Renfrewshire’s Environment Policy Board, said: “We had more entrants for the scheme than ever before this year and it’s hugely encouraging to see the quality of the applications rise year-on-year.
“Well-managed licensed premises play an important part in making our towns and villages more vibrant places. Our award winners all go above and beyond for their customers and their communities, and we’re happy to be able to recognise that through Best Bar None.”
Inspector Jane Harley of Police Scotland said: “We work closely with licensed premises throughout Renfrewshire to ensure the safety of their patrons and their wider communities.
“All of our award winners are doing great work to promote responsible drinking and community safety. I’d encourage other licensees to find out more about the scheme and get involved.”
Details of all award winners are available at www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/bestbarnone
Best Bar None 2015 winners were:
Hotel Bar: Glynhill Hotel – Silver (Category Winner)
Independent Bar: Kilty Kilty – Gold (Category Winner); Caffufals – Gold; The Bankhouse – Gold; Bar Varia – Gold
Bar: Bishopton Inn Hotel – Bronze (Category Winner)
Independent Pub: The Ferry Inn – Gold (Category Winner); Hamishes’ Hoose – Gold; Tartan Rose – Gold; Old Swan Inn – Silver; Craigielea Bar – Silver
Pub: Lord of the Isles – Gold (Category Winner); The Flying Scotsman – Gold; Gabriels – Gold; Craig Dhu – Gold; The Last Post – Silver; The Trust Inn – Silver; Glenleven Inn – Silver
Night Club: Fantoosh – Gold (Category Winner)
Specialist Entertainment Venue: UWS Student’s Union – Gold (Category Winner)
Heart of the Community: Hamishes’ Hoose
Best Public Health Initiative: Caffufals
Best Use of Innovation: UWS Student’s Union[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]