Aboukir wins Best Bar None national award

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A CARNOUSTIE hotel which won the overall Angus Best Bar None Award last year has now received national recognition.

The Aboukir Hotel has received a finalists’ award from Scottish Business Crime Centre. The announcement was made at the recent National Best Bar None awards held in Glasgow.

The award was presented to the hotel on Thursday by the chair of Focus on Alcohol Angus, Superintendent Kevin Lynch, accompanied by Thane Lawrie, senior planning officer from Angus Council social work and health.

Aboukir manager Stewart Anderson told the Guide & Gazette: “This is the highlight of my career in the hotel trade so far. Everyone at the Aboukir is delighted at the accolade and our patrons are proud of what we have achieved.

“There is a lot of work involved but it is very worthwhile as it helps us run a safe venue, helps patrons to drink sensibly and commits them to behave when they are out.”

Superintendent Lynch said: “Congratulations to everyone at the Aboukir for this accolade and the wholehearted support that they have given to this valuable initiative.

“Thanks to the excellent support of the local pubs, clubs and bars, as well as our local authority partners, Best Bar None helps to raise the standards within the Angus licensed trade thereby ensuring the safety of the local community.”

He concluded: “Best Bar None assists the police in reducing and addressing crime and disorder in our communities through identified best practice for licensees and their staff and ultimately makes Angus a safer place to live, work and visit as well as having an enjoyable night out.”

The chair of Angus Alcohol and Drug Partnership, Robert Peat, said: “I’m delighted to see that the Aboukir’s high standards and hard work have achieved national recognition.”