Best Bar None – Raising the bar
Best Bar None (BBN) is a national award scheme supported by the Home Office and aimed at promoting responsible management and operation of alcohol licensed premises. The aim of BBN is to reduce alcohol related crime and disorder in a town or city centre by building a positive relationship between the licensed trade, police and local authorities.
Sheffield’s scheme is now in its sixth year with 59 accredited premises. In 2009 the scheme was limited to premises in the city centre, however in 2013 the scheme was extended to include Ecclesall Road (up to the Hunters Bar roundabout) and Sharrowvale Road.
Sheffield’s 2014 ‘Overall Winner’ was Tiger Works. In 2009 The Frog and Parrot won the Sheffield ‘Overall Winner’ award in the first year and went on to win the National Overall winner.
The Best Bar None scheme demonstrates that the city’s venues care about Sheffield and its inhabitants. It is managed by Sheffield Drug & Alcohol Coordination Team on behalf of Sheffield Council.
Once a venue applies to be accredited, Best Bar None assess the gaff against four criteria which are based around the four licensing objectives.
Cllr Mazher Iqbal, Sheffield City Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Inclusion, said: “The Best Bar None scheme helps promote responsible drinking. Everyone involved isn’t just delivering a good service to their customers, they are also helping to drive down antisocial behaviour and crime, too.”
To find out which Premises is Best Bar None Accredited or to find out more visit www.sheffielddact.org.uk or find the Best Bar None app on your smartphone.
Sheffield Best Bar None – Winner 2014/15 'Tiger Works'