Barony Castle is delighted to have won a Gold Best Bar None award for the Scottish Borders.

Best Bar None is a unique National Award Scheme aimed at raising standards and rewarding licensed premises who undertake positive management practices. Representatives from 18 licensed premises picked up Best Bar None Scotland awards at a ceremony in the Buccleuch Arms Hotel in St Boswells.

This year’s winners are:

  • Gold: Kings Arms Hotel (Melrose), OBLO (Eyemouth), The Horse and Hound (Bonchester Bridge), Rutherfords Micropub (Kelso), The Cobbles (Kelso), Innerleithen Union Club, Barony Castle Hotel (Eddleston), Hunters Hall (Galashiels), The Bourtree (Hawick), The Queens Head Hotel (Kelso), The Waggon Inn (Kelso)
  • Silver: The Allanton Inn, The Liddesdale Hotel (Newcastleton), Warehouse (Galashiels), The Black Bull Hotel (Duns)
  • Bronze: Grapevine (Galashiels), The County Hotel (Selkirk), The Buccleuch Arms (St Boswells)

They join an elite group of licensed premises that are accredited to the scheme throughout Scotland.

All premises were able to demonstrate to an independent assessor that they met a large number of criteria covering the five key elements of the Licensing Scotland Act 2005:

  • Prevent crime and disorder
  • Protect public safety
  • Prevent public nuisance
  • Promote public health
  • Protecting children

“Best Bar None is great opportunity for premises and partner agencies in the Scottish Borders to work together in order to maintain safe and welcoming licensed venues” – PC Nick Walker, local Best Bar None lead.

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