Three ‘local locals’ in Best Bar None list

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THREE Montrose licensed premises were on the list at this year’s Best Bar None Awards ceremony at the Golf Hotel, Carnoustie.

Sharky’s International Bar was given a Gold Bar Award. The George Hotel received a Silver Bar Award. And the South Esk Inn has a Silver Pub Award.

The Aboukir restaurant and bar, Carnoustie was been named the overall winner of the Best Bar None scheme in Angus for 2011.

The finalists for the overall winner title were: Bar: The Aboukir Restaurant and Bar, Carnoustie; night club: Coast Nightclub, Arbroath and pub: 19th Hole, Carnoustie.

The Wave 102 Listeners Vote, a new category, went to DeVitos Nightclub, Arbroath. Other awards were: Community Engage-ment (also new) - the Craw’s Nest, Carnoustie, Best Newcomer (also new) - Westport Bar, Arbroath.

Forbes of Kingennie received The Disability Awareness and Access-ibility category award for the third time.

Robert Peat, Chair of the Angus Alcohol and Drugs Partnership and Eileen McArthur of the Focus on Alcohol Angus presented the awards and thanked sponsors Diageo, Thorntons Solicitors, Astute and Wave 102.

Chief Superintendent Kevin Lynch of Tayside Police, chairman of the Focus on Alcohol Angus Board also praised those who had received awards: “I congratulate all the participants and winners in providing a reassurance to the local community that they are committed to operating their respective premises responsibly and to a high standard. Participants and category winners are to be commended for their support in promoting social and community responsibility through safe and sensible sale and consumption of alcohol throughout Angus.”