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Stirling pub ‘over the moon’ to win local award

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Local pub Molly Malones has received an award for ‘Best Licensed Premises’ in Stirling and Falkirk.

The award came at the regional Scotland Business Awards.

The annual awards ceremony took place last month in Falkirk at the Macdonald Inchyra Hotel and Spa.

It is not the first time the Irish pub has won an award like this. In 2017, Molly Malones won the ‘Best National Licensed Premises Award’ at the national awards.

Nominations for the awards are generated through an online form on the Scotland Business Awards website. Businesses are nominated by the business itself or members of the public.

Members of the public can also vote throughout the year for who they think should win an award. Depending on the timing of the voting, some businesses are put forward for the following year’s award ceremony.

The eventual winner of each category is determined via a combination of mystery shopper-style visits to the business, a visit by Scotland’s Business Awards staff to discuss things such as opening hours of the business, engagement with customers, the experience of those involved and overall nominations.

The businesses nominated for an award receive a certificate which evidences their nomination – which they can then use on their premises or social media posts. 

Commenting on their success at the awards ceremony, a spokesperson for the bar told Brig: “We are over the moon to have achieved ‘Best Licensed Premises’ in Stirling and Falkirk.

“We strive to make Molly’s a place anyone is welcome with a brilliant atmosphere and plenty on. We have live music six nights a week, quizzes, daily food, variety of drinks and the best Guinness in town.

“Molly’s is involved heavily with the students as we sponsor two fantastic GAA teams and 80% of our brilliant staff team are from Stirling Uni. We look forward to taking part in the National Awards in November.”

The National Scotland Business Awards are held in Glasgow each year and are open to businesses who successfully receive an award within their region.

Featured Image Credit: Scotland’s Business Awards

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