This week I announced the winners of my competition to crown the best pubs in the Borders.
The competition attracted hundreds of nominations from Borders residents for more than a dozen establishments.
The overall winner was the Cutty Sark Inn in Eyemouth, which received the most nominations by far.
Awards also went to The Plough Hotel in Yetholm and The Office Bar in Hawick, which were recognised for their excellent service and dedicated staff.
I was delighted to recognise just a few of the many brilliant pubs across the Borders that give people a great place to meet, socialise and have fun.
It’s been a tough few years of trading for pubs. It’s great to see them start to recover strongly after the Covid pandemic and global energy price crisis.
Local pubs are key parts of the local community and it’s important we continue to support them and other businesses based here in the Borders.
Thank you to everyone who nominated their favourite pub. The response was outstanding.
Congratulations to Simon and the team at the Cutty Sark Inn in Eyemouth on their well-deserved victory. The pub clearly has a lot of fans as it attracted a huge number of nominations.
The Office Bar in Hawick received a lot of nominations, not just for the beer but the fantastic staff too. Well done to Jake, Susan and all the workers at the Office Bar for doing such a great job for customers.
The Plough Hotel in Yetholm received a lot of nominations and praise for its excellent customer service. Lynsey and everyone at the Plough Hotel work hard to run a brilliant establishment.