Nearly 100 pubs and bars across the UK are were selected as some of the best venues in their respective counties. From Clackmannanshire to Cornwall, 94 pubs and bars across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland scooped a prestigious county winner title as part of the 2022 National Pub & Bar Awards, but now the regional winners and overall winner have been revealed.
One bar in Glasgow’s West End has been crowned one of the regional winners of the National Pub & Bar of the Year, after being shortlisted alongside 11 other South West Scotland hospitality venues. The Upstairs Bar at Ubiquitous Chip on Ashton Lane has claimed the award of best pub and bar beating off competition from 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.
Glasgow’s best bar Ubiquitous Chip has been a foodie staple in the city 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 and bars, which are selected on overall best practice across a number of operational categories, were officially crowned winners at a red carpet celebration at 30 Euston Square last night (June 22).
At the grand final, 15 regional winners were announced, as well as the esteemed accolade – the overall National Pub & Bar of the Year, which was won by The Frogmill- a characterful 16th century pub located in the heart of the Cotswolds. The 2022 National Pub & Bar Awards also saw five other accolades handed out. Unilever Pub Chef of the Year went to Andy Link of The Riverside in Aymestrey; Bartender of the Year was won by Harry Featherstone from The Red Lion in Cranford; Bowland Beer Hall in Clitheroe won Kegstar’s Taproom of the Year; Brewhouse & Kitchen scooped Pub Brand of the Year; while Revolution was named Bar Brand of the Year.