Glasgow pubs are the best — bar none

The Shed walk away with two awards.
The Shed walk away with two awards.

The southside was well represented at Glasgow’s Best Bar None awards last week which took place at the Grand Central Hotel.

Southside venue The Shed made its debut entry at the prestigious awards which were announced by television presenter Angus Purden on Thursday, November 19.

The Shed celebrates a double award.

The Shed celebrates a double award.

The nightclub won best newcomer and best night time venue categories.

Owner Michele Pagliocca said: “We are delighted to receive not one, but two awards at The Best Bar None Awards.

“The awards are a testament to the great team we have at The Shed.”

Others to win glory were The Alison Arms and Battlefield boozer Armstrongs.

It is the fourth time of winning the Gold prize for the pub and this time they can add another for Best Training.

Manager Gary McCreadie said he was very proud of the awards and credited ex-manager Angie Gibson for winning them.

Unfortunately, Angie died on September 28 — a matter of weeks after she got married.

Gary told The Extra: “Not only did we get gold for the fourth year in a row, we got best training award also, which is fantastic,

“And it’s something that Angie would be so proud of as she was so happy to see staff go on these training events and just achieve more knowledge in the bar industry.

“Personally, I feel Angie was a massive part of this achievement — not only one but two awards: and we dedicate these awards to her.

“She was an amazing 
manager for Armstrongs and will be sadly missed, though always remembered... always.

Councillor Bill Butler, Chair of Glasgow Licensing Board, said: “Glasgow’s thriving entertainment sector is a credit to the city’s licensees.

“It contributes hugely to Glasgow’s night-time economy and is enjoyed by visitors and residents alike.

“The work done to enhance public safety and customer care is vital to ensure everyone has a great time while staying safe.

“These awards recognise professionalism and good practise across the board in the industry.”