CLASS Awards 2011 – The Winners

Last night saw the CLASS awards and as ever there was some controversy over some of the winners. Take a look at the list below to see the full round up:

Bartender of the Year

Tristan Stephenson – Purl, Marylebone, London
Other Nominees:
David White – Tigerlily, Edinburgh
Jon Hughes – Sygn, Edinburgh
Susie Wong – Australasia, Manchester
Jamie Jones – Cocktail & Spirits Initiative
Ryan Chetiyawardana – Worship Street Whistling Shop, Shoreditch, London
James Wynn-Williams – All Star Lanes, London
Maxime Creusot – The Player, Soho
Justyn Bell – Hausbar, Bristol
George Collyer – Hotel du Vin, Bristol

Best New Bar

Nightjar, London
Other Nominees:
Sandinista, Manchester
Hyde & Co., Bristol
ECC Chinatown, London
London Cocktail Club, Goodge Street

Best Classic Bar

Be At One, (across London)
Other Nominees:
The Lonsdale, London
Trio, Leeds
Tonic, Edinburgh
World Service, Nottingham

Good Times Bar

Mojo (Liverpool, Leeds and Manchester)
Other Nominees:
The Box, London
Jake’s Bar, Leeds
El Camion, London
Hula Tiki Lounge, Manchester

Best Brand Ambassador

Julien Lafond, Grand Marnier
Other Nominees:
Meimi Sanchez, Havana Club
Shervene Shahbazkhani, Bacardi
Ago Perrone, Galliano
Tim Stones, Beefeater

Best Hotel Bar

Zetter Townhouse, London
Other Nominees:
American Bar at the Savoy Hotel, London
Booking Office, St Pancras, London
Merkaba, Brighton
Blythswood Square, Glasgow

Best Bar Menu

Blythswood Square, Glasgow
Other Nominees:
Bassoon, The Corinthian Hotel, London
Callooh Callay, London
Purl, London
Jekyll & Hyde, Birmingham

Best Bar Manager

Luca Cordiglieri, China Tang at The Dorchester, London
Other Nominees:
Pete Jeary, Hawksmoor Seven Dials, London
Andrea Montague, Callooh Callay, London
Sophian Ejjanfi, Salvatore at Playboy Club London
Sarah Mitchell, Graphic, London

Best Drinks Writer

Dave Broom, Whisky Magazine and his own books
Other Nominees:
Rebecca Seal, House Tonic
Chris Mercer, Just Drinks
Clinton Cawood, Imbibe
Emily Miles, Esquire

Best New Product

Adnams First Rate Gin
Other Nominees:
Dolin Dry Vermouth de Chambery
Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy
Piedre Almas Pechuga Mezcal
Ardbeg Alligator


  1. andrew says:

    Its an insult to every decent bar in the country that Be At One won best classic bar.

  2. Andrew2 says:

    Pernod have just invested £ashite load of cash in b@1… They’re just protecting their investment!

  3. Andrew says:

    Have you tried that Adnams gin? Did I see it on the shelf at Waitrose the other day…

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