AYRSHIRE pubs, including Ayr's very own The Fox & Willow and Harley’s, have been named amongst Scotland’s most loved bars, making the final cut in the Scottish Bar & Pub Awards 2022.

Now in their 27th year, The Scottish Bar & Pub Awards - dubbed the hospitality Oscars, celebrate Scotland’s licensed trade and shine a spotlight on all aspects of the hospitality industry, featuring standout pubs up and down the country in more than 24 categories.

More than 3500 people across the country cast their vote online, putting local institutions in the running for the prestigious titles. 

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Ayr and Troon finalists include The Fox & Willow, which is up for the Aro Procurement Customer Service Award, Harley's, which is up for Hi Spirits Best Live Music Venue, Troon's The Fox is up for Kopparberg New Bar of the Year as well as the Lido which is up for The Busker Cocktail Bar of the Year award. Lee Little of of The Lido has also been nominated for HOSPO Manager of the Year at the prestigious award ceremony. Troon's Buzzworks has also in line for the Independent Operator of the Year award.

Winners will be announced at the award ceremony on August 30 2022 at The Doubletree Glasgow Central, in Glasgow.

Organiser, Susan Young said: “The votes are in and verified and the time is nearly here to celebrate the best of the best at The Scottish Bar & Pub Awards 2022.

“The licensed trade needs our support more than ever and Scottish hospitality has never been better. Congratulations to all the finalists - your recognition is very well deserved, and I can’t wait to see who takes home the trophies at this year’s awards."