It was a triumphant win for Glasgow's Jinty McGuinty's at the Scottish Bar & Pub Awards  as the bar took home the Sunday Mail's Pub of The Year Award.

The glitzy annual event – incorporated by the DRAM Awards – saw publicans and industry veterans gather in their masses at The Hilton in Glasgow to celebrate the Scottish licence trade. In tradition with previous DRAM awards, the evening was in full swing with a new theme – think “Glastonbury-meets-glamour”.

Nestled neatly in Glasgow’s Ashton Lane, Jinty’s is known for its love of live music and its humble yet bustling atmosphere. The pub was one of four Scottish bars nominated for the top prize beating competition from Wee Windaes, Rosslyn Inn and Braid’s Bar.

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Picture: Jinty McGinty’s

Jinty McGuinty’s owner, Jinty Lynch told the Scotsman Food and Drink: “Well it was a nice surprise to say the least… It was totally unexpected. I am absolutely over the moon and I am so proud of what we have achieved.

“I have a fantastic team behind me and it was a fabulous night!”

DRAM Publisher and Editor Susan Young commented on the night: “There are festivals for music and there are festivals for film. There is no question there should be a festival to celebrate the Scottish licence trade.”

Susan added: “It has been 20 years since the first ever DRAM Awards and still, the industry never fails to surprise me – it is constantly changing.”

 

 

 

 

 

About The Author

Warren Campbell

Warren Campbell is a food and drink enthusiast who has his finger on the pulse when it comes to the Scottish licence trade. Having written for various publications and worked behind several bars, Warren’s passion for all things trade related is what drives him. He can be seen enjoying a Balvenie 12 Year Old Doublewood in his favourite haunts around Glasgow or frequenting between Glasgow and Edinburgh’s thriving restaurant scenes.

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