Best Scottish pub and restaurant awards to be handed out at hospitality awards as Ayrshire venues eye title

Top Ayrshire firms are in the running to be crowned the cream of the crop at prestigious industry awards.

Sixteen boozers, eateries and venues across the region are finalists in this year’s Scottish Entertainment & Hospitality Awards.

The Park Hotel in Kilmarnock is in the running for best wedding venue, best hospitality employer and best family restaurant.

Also up for three gongs is The Smoking Goat in Ayr, who are finalists in best burger, best independent bar and best pub.

A post on their Facebook page said: “There are over almost 5000 businesses competing annually for the Scottish entertainment awards.

“To be a part of this and recognised is an incredible achievement and thank you all very much for your votes and support we couldn’t have done it without you.

“A very special thanks goes out to our staff who have delivered the very best of service for you guys and continue to do so.

“They take pride in everything they do and that is a rare find.”

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Ayrshire Live have compiled a list of which of your favourite boozers, eateries and venues are in the running for awards:

Best Family Restaurant ; Lido Prestwick; 30 Main, Kilmarnock; The Park Hotel, Kilmarnock

Best Burger – Smoking Goat, Ayr; Nanny Marys, Ayr; Meat in the Middle, Kilmarock

Best Pub – Smoking Goat, Ayr

Best Takeaway – Nanny Marys, Ayr; Anaya’s Indian Restaurant, Kilbirnie

Best Indian Restaurant – 3 Idiots, Ayr; Anaya’s Indian Restaurant, Kilbirnie

Best Newcomer – The Drunken Coo, Ayr; The Urbanist, Kilmarnock

Best Speciality Spirit – The Urbanist, Kilmarnock

Best Wedding Venue – Enterkine House Hotel, Annbank; Lochside House Hotel, New Cumnock; The Park Hotel, Kilmarnock

Best Hospitality Employer – The Park Hotel, Kilmarnock

Best Sports Bar – R&A Sports Bar, Irvine,

Best Independent Bar of year – Smoking Goat, Ayr; R&A Sports Bar, Irvine; 30 Main, Kilmarnock; The Weston, Kilmarock; Rock Diner, Kilmarnock

Best Gastro Pub – Duncans Bar & Bistro, Irvine; The Weston, Kilmarnock

Winner will be crowned at a Gala Final in Glasgow on May 5.

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