The Old Mill Inn in Pitlochry has returned victorious from the prestigious Scottish Thistle Awards with the new title of Tayside & Fife’s Friendliest Pub.Despite stiff competition, this endorsement echoes their earlier award from The Scottish Hotel Awards under the same category, so clearly they are doing something right!
Friendliest Pub in Scotland Award – Consistency is key to The Old Mill Inn and it is with that hallmark in the foreground that the team eagerly anticipate the national finals of the awards which take place in March 2016. These awards will see The Old Mill go up against the winners from the 5 national regions with the hope of scooping the Friendliest Pub in Scotland award.
With 2 regional winners still to be announced later this month, The Old Mill Inn already has some tough competition for the title of Friendliest Pub from finalists The Allanwater Brewhouse in Bridge of Allan and The George Bar in Hamilton.
Owners Angus John and Fiona MacLellan are incredibly proud of the recognition they have received from awarding bodies and customers and they believe that it is mostly down to the hard work and incredible dedication from their staff.
Speaking this morning, owner Angus John MacLellan said “Both Fiona and I are absolutely thrilled to receive this award. We’re so incredibly proud of our whole team and grateful for our wonderful customers who make the Old Mill Inn such a friendly place to go. To be named the Friendliest Pub is an honour and a privilege.”
Fiona adds “We have a fantastic team at The Old Mill Inn – our super heroes. Each member of staff plays a vital role in our business and as owners we work hard to hand pick the right people for each position. We have a mix of local and international staff from around the globe including Australia & New Zealand, South Africa, and Romania. Recruitment in the hospitality industry can be tough and this is why we strive to provide the best working environment for our team members – fun and hard work go hand in hand. We reward excellence and all of our staff are working together to achieve the same goals – success and customer delight.”
From behind the scenes, such as housekeeping and kitchen roles, through to front of house and management, their team is tip top and from the outside it’s just like one big happy family. This clearly resonates with customers and guests, creating a relaxed and informal environment which draws customers back time and time again!
Online reviews and comments on social media endorse their claim to be the friendliest bar with many wonderful and excellent write-ups of fantastic nights out at The Old Mill Inn.