Scottish Hospitality Awards 2023 turns out huge success, know winners


The prestigious Scottish Hospitality Awards 2023 winners were revealed on a night of celebration and recognition. The award ceremony was held on May 18, 2023. People are celebrating the excellence and outstanding achievements in the hospitality industry as the officials honoured the best of the best in Scotland.  

The winners of the Scottish Hospitality Awards 2023 are as follows:

Best Use of Marketing and Technology:


Highly Recommended: Brewhemia Edinburgh & The Scottish Ghost Company

Winner: Monterey Jack’s UK

Best Outdoor Area:

Highly Recommended: Ben Cruachan Inn & EdUni Students What’s On- Garden Teviot

Winner: Crown Hotel

Best Hospitality Employer:


Highly Recommended: Aberdeen Douglas Hotel, Monterey Jack’s UK &

The Quay Glasgow

Winner: Cru Holdings

Best Family Venue:

Highly Recommended: Kastriot’s Mediterranean Bar & Grill, Molly’s Bistro & The Woodpecker Restaurant

Winner: The Quay Glasgow

Best Sports Bar:

Highly Recommended: Cross Stobs Inn & The Ball Room Sports Bars & Pool Halls

Winner: McGoldrick’s Pool & Sports Bar

Best Beer Selection:

Highly Recommended: BeerCafe, The Keg & The Tudor Inn

Winner: Brewhemia Edinburgh

Best Newcomer:

Highly Recommended: Our Place Annan, The East End Fox & The Old Fruit Shop

Winner: Monterey Jack’s, M&D’s Scotland’s Theme Park

Best Late Night Venue:

Highly Recommended: 3 Session Street, Avenue Nightclub Coatbridge,

Cheerz Nightclub & Eden Coatbridge

Winner: Box Glasgow

Best Independent Bar in the North:

Highly Recommended: Foggies Bar, Scotch & Rye & The Inver Inn

Winner: Malones Aberdeen

Best Independent Bar in the East:

Highly Recommended: Brewhemia Edinburgh, Gallery 48, The Barrelman

Winner: GOLF INN at Ladybank

Best Independent Bar in the South:

Highly Recommended: Greens Dumfries, Hole In The Wa & Strathaven Hotel

Winner: Crown Hotel

Best Independent Bar in the West:

Highly Recommended: Lorimers, Houston Inn & The Three Churches – aka Garthland Arms

Winner: The Smoking Goat Bar & Grill

Best Independent Bar in the Central Belt:

Highly Recommended: Dhoom- Indian Streatery, Croft Bar & Restaurant &

Railway Inn and The Platform Lounge

Winner: Cross Stobs Inn

Best Entertainment Venue:

Highly Recommended: The Olive Music Lounge & The Quay Glasgow

Winner: EdUni Students What’s On – The Venue, Potterrow

Best Gastro Pub:

Highly Recommended: Carriages, Duncans Bar & Bistro & The Smoking Goat Bar & Grill

Winner: Gargunnock Inn

Best Burger:

Highly Recommended: Monterey Jack’s, M&D’s Scotland’s Theme Park,

The Humble Burger & The Keg

Winner: Nanny Marys

Best Multiple Operator:

Highly Recommended: Cru Holdings & Monterey Jack’s UK

Winner: The Parkville Hotel- The Lisini Group

Best Pub:

Highly Recommended: Clachaig Inn, Glencoe, Cum Ye Inn Dalbeattie,

Lorimers & Merlins Bar Motherwell

Winner: The Weston

Best Restaurant:

Highly Recommended: Annaya’s Indian – Helensburgh, Christie’s Falkirk,

Ciro’s at Glenbervie & Dhoom- Indian Streatery

Winner: Tarragon By Graham Mitchell

Best Events Venue:

Highly Recommended: The Ivy Lodge Aberdeen & The Record Factory

Winner: Òran Mór

Best Speciality Spirit Bar:

Highly Recommended: Gallery 48, Gantry Paisley, Scotch & Rye & Van Winkle

Winner: St Machar Bar

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