Who will be best bar none?

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SEVERAL local pubs will be hoping they will be named ‘Best Bar None’ after being nominated for the award.

The scheme open to licensed premises in Angus sees them honoured for showing good practice and being a favourite place to socialise in the community.

Among those accredited are in the bar category are Arbroath’s Burns Bar, Corn Exchange and West Port Bar as well as the Aboukir Hotel in Carnoustie.

The 19th Hole, Kinloch Arms, Craw’s Nest and Stags Head in Carnoustie are nominated in the best pub section, while Coast is in the nightclub category.

The West Port Bar is hoping to be best newcomer while the Craws Nest and Kinloch Arms are recognised for their community involvement.

Also the 19th Hole, Aboukir and Corn Exchange are fighting it out to be named best for community involvement.

The awards ceremony will take place in the Carnoustie Golf Hotel on November 24 when the overall winner will also be named.

Announcing the accredited premises 2011 for each category, Robert Peat, chair of the Angus Alcohol and Drugs Partnership, said: “It is encouraging to again see a range of licensed premises in Best Bar None Angus this year. 

“We have a number of new and returning premises which are keen to gain the accreditation and accolade of being a Best Bar None Angus establishment. I congratulate everyone who has made it to this stage and are assured of securing an award. 

“The race is now on to be the best bar or pub and indeed, the ‘best of the best’ licensed establishment in Angus.

“This year we have a new category, The Listeners Vote and I would like to encourage members of the public to visit Wave 102 to vote for their favourite place to socialise within their community.

“I look forward to seeing and congratulating all the premises at the Angus Best Bar None Awards Ceremony on November 24 at Carnoustie Golf Hotel and Spa.”