THE ANGUS Provost has praised Carnoustie for its successes in the recent Best Bar None awards on a visit to one of the award winning venues.
On Monday, Ruth Leslie Melville dropped in at the 19th Hole on Ferrier Street to congratulate the staff and take a look around the pub for herself.
And after the visit she was delighted to see Carnoustie doing so well in the licensed trade and praised the 19th Hole for its new look.
She said: “Angus Council introduced the Best Bar None Award competition with the intention of highlighting and encouraging high standards within the licensed trade.
“Carnoustie has shone in the most recent competition with the 19th Hole winning the Best Bar None Bar Award in Ferrier Street at one end of the burgh and Aboukir being an award winner at the other end.
“I had not seen the 19th Hole before it was given a total makeover by owner of three years, Allan Friel-Myles. The difference is between night and day.
“I can vouch for that as on entering the establishment the sunshine is not only provided by cheerful manager Lynda Dragie but complemented by the sunny smile of Stephanie who was busy organising hot coffees for everyone.”
The Provost added she was now keen to try out some of dishes on the menu and was pleased to see the establishment offer much needed accommodation.
She continued: “Their enthusiastic two chefs offer goodies for morning coffees and a varied menu which reflects their ability to cook.
“It would be very pleasant to pop in here for any meal, as catering is important to this establishment.
“I was interested to learn that serving breakfasts at the weekend from 9 a.m. until noon is gaining in popularity and as a ‘lady who lunches’ I am going to make a point of sampling their fare.
“They also have four, soon to be six beautifully appointed bedrooms which all have en suite facilities.
“Accommodation greatly needed by holidaymakers and they are delighted to say that they have had a very busy January and February of 2012.
“Carnoustie is fortunate to have such a friendly and attractive place in which to relax and on a Saturday evening they offer the added attraction of a live band which is very well received.
“I congratulate Carnoustie for offering such high standards of service within the burgh.”