Every branch nominates their champion pub for the national Pub of the Year competition, and these pubs all compete against each other. The Queen Vic was nominated earlier this year as the entry from Aberdeen and Northern Isles branch.
The results for the judging of the final pubs in this year’s SNIPotY competition were as follows (maximum score 480):
Commercial Inn, Dunfermline (Kingdom of Fife) 381.5
Weston Tavern, Kilmaurs (Ayrshire & Wigtownshire) 363
Queen Vic, Aberdeen (Aberdeen, Grampian & Northern Isles) 342.5
The judges came from Tayside, Renfrewshire, Forth Valley and Ayrshire & Wigtownshire branches. Congratulations to the Commercial Inn on their success. That pub will now progress to the “Super-region” round of the national PotY competition.
On 26th August, members of the Aberdeen branch attended a presentation of the certificate for being a finalist in the Scottish Pub of the Year 2022 competition. George Howie, deputy Scottish director, presented the award to David Mather and Sarah Jones, managers of the pub.