Top awards for The Edgbaston and Nocturnal Animals

Birmingham’s stylish cocktail bar The Edgbaston has picked up another award to add to its trophy cabinet.

The Edgbaston picked up the Bar Team of the Year award at the Imbibe Personality of the Year Awards 2019.

The nominees were voted for by Imbibe magazine’s readers in record-breaking numbers and the shortlist included the highest calibre of UK on-trade professionals.

Imbibe editor Chris Losh said: “Some say a great bar team works like a well-oiled machine, but that description seems inadequate to describe our winners here.

“Of course, they’re efficient and hard-working. One of our judges said he got ‘goose pimples just sitting at the bar watching them work’. And, yes, they make great drinks.

“But what blew our judges away was their engaging personalities and panache.

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“These guys really take hospitality to the next level, proving that approachable and unpretentious doesn’t also mean unambitious.

“And that even in quieter locations a great team will still pull in the public night after night.”

There was success, too, for James Bowker, of Nocturnal Animals, which opened in Bennetts Hill, Birmingham, late last year.

James Bowker, formerly of The Edgbaston, won the Hot Stuff 2019 title.

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