Aldi’s Best Home Bar competition returns - and you could win a year’s supply of beer

The competition coincides with the launch of the retailer’s spring Scottish Beer Festival.

Published 25th Apr 2024
Updated 25 th Apr 2024

Aldi’s ‘Best Home Bar’ competition has returned for another year, with a year’s supply of beer up for grabs.

The retailer’s search for Scotland’s best home bar follows the success of last year’s competition, which crowned Dumfries-based Bob Carter’s ‘Garage Bar’ the winning landlord, thanks to its rustic charm and detailed touches, including horse saddle bar stools and traditional hand-pulls.

Whether it’s a garden shed transformed into a classic pub or a unique cosy corner in the home, Aldi Scotland will gift a 12-month supply of beer to the most inspired spot.

The winner can collect a selection of beers from the multitude of brewers who feature in the retailer’s Scottish Beer Festival, giving them a chance to try locally produced, top-quality craft brews from all over Scotland.

The ‘Best Home Bar’ competition coincides with the launch of Aldi Scotland’s spring Scottish Beer Festival, which launches today (Thursday 25 April) and will showcase everything from citrus IPAs to chocolate stouts, with prices starting from just £1.89.

Aldi's Best Home Bar Competition

Aberdeen’s Fierce Beer is one of the first hero brewers to feature as part of the campaign. Focused on producing unique and flavourful beers, Aldi was the brewery’s first-ever customer.

Fierce Beer will be showcasing a range of fruity craft beers, including a light and zesty tangerine pale ale and a lemon meringue pie sour.

The lineup also features beers from Cold Town Brewing, Loch Lomond Brewery and Glen Affric, with all products available to purchase in-store this week.

Graham Nicolson, Regional Managing Director, Aldi Scotland, said: “We were so pleased with the popularity of our ‘Best Home Bar’ competition last year which shone a light on the creativity of Scottish consumers. The competition is a great way for us to introduce home bar owners to the very best Scottish brewers available on Aldi Scotland’s shelves.

“Entries will be judged based on creativity, originality, functionality and overall aesthetic appeal. The competition is open to all set-ups, from extraordinary garden bars to the more understated kitchen table.”

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Aldi's Best Home Bar Competition
Last year's winner, Bob Carter

How to enter Aldi's Best Home Bar Competition

To enter, customers are invited to email photos or videos of their home bar setups to aldipr@bigpartnership.co.uk along with the following details: Full name and image of their home bar.

Entries are open until 16 May 2024. The winner will be selected by 23 May 2024. Aldi encourages its customers to drink responsibly.  

 Application Terms & Conditions   

  • All applicants must be 18 years old or over and must live in Scotland.  
  • The applicant will be invited to collect a range of 24 bottles/cans of Aldi Scotland-stocked Scottish craft beers each month.  
  • Aldi Scotland encourages the successful applicant to drink responsibly.  
  • For information and advice on safe alcohol consumption, please contact Drinkaware. Visit https://www.drinkaware.co.uk/.
  • Aldi Scotland reserves the right to terminate the delivery of products  
  • All applications will be considered by the Aldi Scotland judging panel. The successful applicant will be selected based on the decision made by the Aldi Scotland judging panel. The judging panel has full discretion. The panel’s decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the outcome.  
  • The product is non-transferable, non-refundable and cannot be changed by Aldi at any time.  
  • Applications are open from 25 April 2024. To enter, simply email a picture of your at-home bar set up to aldipr@bigpartnership.co.uk  
  • Late entries or any entries not received for any reason will not be considered. The successful applicant will be chosen from entries provided before 16 May 2024. The winner will be selected by 23 May 2024.  
  • Applicants can enter via email and the Aldi Scotland social media channels.  Each will be counted as a single entry, with applicants able to enter once on each channel.  
  • Aldi Employees are not permitted to enter and are not valid to win. By submitting your application, you agree if your application is successful to take part in press and publicity including but not limited to media interviews, photography and personal appearances.  
  • Personal data will be used solely in accordance with UK data protection legislation.  
  • For further information please contact aldipr@bigpartnership.co.uk. Promoter: The BIG Partnership Group Limited, 1 – 3 Woodside Crescent, Glasgow, G3 7UL  
  • The winning entry will receive the prize on a monthly basis.  

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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