FOUR Scottish pubs have been named among the best in the UK at the 2023 National Pub & Bar Awards.

The annual event named 94 pubs and bars across the UK as the best in their respective regions.

The awards aim to highlight the "positive and inspiring work being carried out across the UK’s hospitality industry".

The National:

The Electric Bar in Motherwell won the award for South West Scotland, with Glasgow's Ubiquitous Chip the previous winner in 2022.

Edinburgh's Scran & Scallie was named the best in South East Scotland, and Tigh An Truish on the Isle of Seil near Oban was North West Scotland’s champion. Finally, The Criterion Bar in St Andrews was named the best in Scotland’s North East.

The Running Horses in Surrey was named the best of the year overall.

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Below is the full list of winners.

The National Pub & Bar Awards 2023

National Pub & Bar of the Year – The Running Horses, Surrey 

East Midlands – The Tollemache Arms, Northamptonshire

East of England – The Three Hills, Cambridgeshire

London – The Barley Mow, Mayfair, Greater London

North East – Three Mile, Tyne and Wear

North West – The Swan at Marbury, Cheshire

Northern Ireland – Hearth, Antrim

North West Scotland – Tigh An Truish, Argyll and Bute

North East Scotland – The Criterion, Fife

South East Scotland – The Scran & Scallie, City of Edinburgh

South West Scotland – The Electric Bar, North Lanarkshire

South East – The Running Horses, Surrey

South West – Bell & Crown, Wiltshire

Wales – The Old House 1147, Mid Glamorgan

West Midlands – The Red Lion, Long Compton, Warwickshire

Yorkshire and the Humber – The Fat Badger Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Pub Chef of the Year – Chris Fordham-Smith, The Barley Mow, Mayfair

Pub Brand of the Year – The Beech House

Bar Brand of the Year – BrewDog Waterloo

Heineken UK Sustainable Pub of the Year – The Tollemache Arms, Northamptonshire