Cheers wins another national pub award

DELIGHTED: Dennis Forsyth is over the moon that his establishment has won this award.
DELIGHTED: Dennis Forsyth is over the moon that his establishment has won this award.

Cheers Cafe Bar and Tavern won a national award last Thursday November 3, the second national award the bar has won this year.

The SLTN (Scottish Licensed Trade News) awards are like the ‘Oscars’ of the licensing trade. Cheers won the award for the Best Smoking Facilities in Scotland which was presented by television presenter Denise Van Outen.

Over 600 guests attended the awards at the Glasgow Hilton last Thursday.

Cheers was the only winner from the North of Scotland as all other awards went to Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Owner Dennis Forsyth said:

“I have refurbished the back area to make it a comfortable and enjoyable place for customers to sit outside. It is a large area that seats over 300 people.

“There is a TV on the wall outside and we are going to get another couple of TV’s aswell which will be great for the European Football Championships next year.

“I am delighted with the award. We are always pushing to go that extra mile to be a place that people like and want to come back to in Fraserburgh.”

The Smoking Facilities Award came about after smoking in public places presented a real challenge for the licensing trade. In Scotland adults smoker account for 45% of an average pub’s footfall and 55% of its income. The judges for the award took into account the use of space, comfort, cleanliness, compliance and innovation.

The establishment won the DRAM 2011 award for Best Outside area in Scotland earlier this year.