Nearly 100 pubs and bars across the UK are currently celebrating after a selection of venues were named the best in their respective counties. From Clackmannanshire to Cornwall, 94 pubs and bars across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have scooped a prestigious county winner title as part of the 2022 National Pub & Bar Awards.
One bar in Glasgow’s West End has been shortlisted for the title of National Pub & Bar of the Year alongside 11 other South West Scotland hospitality venues. The Upstairs Bar at Ubiquitous Chip on Ashton Lane has been selected for the award of best pub and bar alongside the likes of the Fox and Hounds Houston in Renfrewshire, Electric Bar in North Lanarkshire, The Old Oak Inn in South Lanarkshire and The Cartvale in East Renfrewshire.
Ubiquitous Chip has been a foodie staple of Glasgow since 1971 serving staple Scottish dishes and hearty grub. Take a walk up the stairs and past the mural by Michael Lacey, to find The Upstairs Bar, which describes itself as having “all the homeliness of your local pub and all the swank of a late-night cocktail bar”.
The Upstairs Bar serves a line-up of seasonal and signature cocktails, a large selection of beers on tap and just about anything else you could possibly need for a night on the town or a quiet one with your mates. The Ashton Lane bar is also suitable for all weathers as during the summertime you can soak up the sun with a drink in hand on their rooftop terrace or cosy by the fire during the winter months.
The National Pub & Bar Awards aims to put exemplary on-trade businesses across the UK in the national spotlight, showcasing the hospitality industry’s diversity, creativity and vital importance to the UK economy.
The pubs, which have been selected on overall best practice across a number of operational categories, will be officially crowned at a red carpet celebration at 30 Euston Square on June 22. At the grand final, 15 regional winners will also be announced, as well as the esteemed accolade – the overall National Pub & Bar of the Year, which was won by Galvin Green Man in Essex in 2021.