It goes without saying that most of us expect a safe environment to enjoy ourselves in when we're on a night out in the city. What you may not know is that behind the scenes, many of Nottingham's pubs, clubs, bars and restaurants go above and beyond year after year to implement cutting edge venue safety schemes to make a safe night out as likely as possible for us all. A big part of this process is taking part in the Best Bar None accreditation scheme.
Best Bar None is an Accreditation Scheme with National Awards supported by the Home Office and the drinks industry which is aimed primarily at promoting responsible management and operation of alcohol licensed premises.
It was piloted in Manchester in 2003 and found to improve standards in the Evening and Night Time Economy, with premises now competing to participate. It has since been adopted by 75 town and cities across the UK and is now being taken up internationally.
Whilst there is an overall winner of the scheme, it is most important to remember that Best Bar None is an accreditation scheme above anything else. You can spot a Best Bar None accredited venue by looking out for a certificate or window sticker that has the Best Bar None logo.
Nottingham has the the fastest growing scheme in the entirety of the U.K. The scheme has been running within the city centre for over 11 years. 2019 has seen over 116 venues accredited which is a 36% up from 2018. Nottingham is also the first Best Bar None scheme in the country to achieve over 100 accredited bars.
There are three finalists in seven different categories which are those businesses that gained the highest scores in their Best Bar None assessments. These are as follows:
Nottingham's Best Bar None scheme is proudly sponsored by Poppleston Allen Licensing Solicitors.