Nearly 100 pubs and bars have been named in The National Pub & Bar Awards for 2022, celebrating their successes.

In South Ayrshire, Souter’s Inn took the acclaim, winning overall best pub for the area.

It will now be entered into the national draw to find out the best pub in the UK. The winner will be awarded National Pub & Bar of the Year.

Souter’s Inn is a luxury bar & restaurant in Kirkoswald. Built on the site of the school where Robert Burns studied, the bar’s distinctive modern, contemporary feel is felt throughout.

Souter’s Inn is one of 94 pubs and bars across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland that have scooped up a prestigious County Winner title as part of the 2022 National Pub & Bar Awards.

They have been selected on overall best practice across a number of operational categories and will be officially crowned at a red carpet celebration in London in June, where 15 Regional Winners will also be announced plus the top prize.

Tristan O’Hana, the editor of Pub & Bar magazine, said: “Just from being out in these venues, you can see how much pubs and bars mean to people across the UK.

“With visitor numbers increasing, it’s more important than ever for operators to deliver a standout service during every visit – no matter the business in question. These 94 County Winners are wonderful examples of the brilliance of today’s modern on-trade. If you live near one of these sites, make sure you pay them a visit!”