After another fantastic year for Castle Leisure Group (CLG), the company have three venues nominated for a total of four awards at the 2017 Scottish Licenced Trade News Awards. This year Sportsters is up for Best Sports Bar, while Harlem and Fubar are both up for the Social Responsibility Award. On top of this, Fubar is also nominated for Nightclub of the Year.
As one of the most highly regarded awards in the industry, the nominations show the drive for excellence that these venues have achieved and that all their venues continually strive for.
“We are delighted to have four nominations at the 2017 SLTN Awards” said Tracey McRorie, Commercial Director of CLG. “The three venues that have received Highly Commended status have done fantastically well this year and are a credit to the company. We’ve got our fingers crossed that we can build on the victory from last year and come away with some more awards.”
At the 2016 awards, Sportsters was the only winner on the night after picking up the Social Responsibility Award. However, they’ll be hoping to win back their crown of Best Sports Bar with Fubar also looking to build upon their Highly Commended status in the Nightclub of the year category from last year.
On top of maintaining some of the biggest and best licenced venues in Scotland, CLG has also opened one of the biggest bars ever in Edinburgh, Brewhemia. Located on Market Street, opposite Waverley Station, the venue is 29,000 square feet and poses a paradigm shift in food, drinks and entertainment since opening in July this year.
“It has been an incredible year as a company. An unbelievable amount of work and talent has gone in to making Brewhemia the success it has become. We are always striving to make improvements where possible but we are achieving what we set out to create. Guests are coming in, being blown away by the venue, and we’re seeing them return with family or other groups of friends.
“In particular, we’ve had rave reviews about the entertainment provided and this is a huge part of what makes Brewhemia so unique. Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday we’ve got live music and entertainment for guests to enjoy and to get involved with. Whether it’s a quieter Sunday Brunch with some live jazz or dancing on the benches on a Saturday night to our house band.”
With the successful launch of Brewhemia, other projects are now being discussed as CLG looks to cement itself as one of the market leaders in the Scottish hospitality industry. “We’ve got big plans for the future but right now we are focussed on maintaining the excellent standards that our venues have set” said Tracey. “The employees have been fundamental in helping us achieve this success and we can’t wait for what the future holds.”