A BUSBY pub has been named as the best in East Renfrewshire as part of this years National Pub & Bar Awards.

The Cartvale was recognised among 94 county winners from across the UK and could go on to also be crowned one of the 15 regional winners or the UK’s best.

It will be awarded as the best bar in area on June 28 in London at the grand final’s awards ceremony.

At the grand final other awards that will be up for grabs include Pub Brand of the Year, Bar Brand of the Year, Pub Chef of the Year, and Sustainable Pub & Bar of the Year.

Tristan O’Hana, editor of Pub & Bar magazine, which runs the awards said: “We were overwhelmed by the level and quality of entries this year.

“It just goes to show what magnificent work is going on across the UK hospitality sector.

“With outrageous energy costs, recruitment shortages and a punishing taxation system, these businesses are once again facing though times.

“Now, more than ever, it’s vital that people support their local pubs and bars. So, ahead of the long Easter weekend, why not check out the finest in your county?”