Belhaven Brewery celebrates Global Wins and 4-Star Status for Visitor Centre

Scottish brewery Belhaven has three new additions to its trophy cabinet this week after the results of the world-renowned Monde Selection 2023 were announced. The brewer scooped three medals at these prestigious global quality awards: two Golds for Belhaven Scottish Oat Stout and Belhaven Wee Heavy, plus a Silver for Belhaven Scottish Ale. 

Belhaven Oat Stout was named the World Beer Awards overall ‘World’s Best Oat Stout’ last year, as well as winning a Gold in the Monde Selection 2022. 

The Belhaven team has further cause to celebrate this week with news that the Brewery’s Visitor Experience has been given 4-Star Quality Assurance status by VisitScotland – reflecting an excellent customer experience in the eyes of their expert tourism assessors. 

Having only opened its doors in 2021, this is a huge win for the brewery team, who have worked hard to bring the story of their historic ‘home of Scottish brewing’ on East Lothian’s golden coastline to life in a personal, engaging and entertaining way.

VisitScotland’s Quality Assurance scheme represents world class excellence, helping businesses shine, enabling visitors to make informed choices and driving up investment in quality.




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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