What is Best Bar None?

Best Bar None is a national award scheme supported by the Home Office aimed at promoting responsible management and operation of alcohol licensed premises.  Since 2003 it has been adopted by over 100 towns and cities across the UK and is even being rolled out internationally.


Best Bar None aims to reduce the harmful effects of binge drinking, whilst also highlighting how operating more responsibly can improve the profitability of an individual business and attractiveness of a general area.


The aim of Best Bar None is to reduce alcohol related crime and disorder by building on positive relationships between the licensed trade, police, local authorities and the public.  It also has the support of the Home Office and BII


Being recognised by Ipswich Best Bar None includes meeting a minimum national benchmark culminating in a high profile award night with category awards winners being announced.


The assessment criteria is clear and constructive feedback is given to all entrants to assist in future development.  Following the application process, a mutual date will be agreed for assessment to be carried out at the premises.  Two trained, impartial assessors will carry out the assessment ensuring a consistent approach.


The benefits you will receive from becoming a member of the Ipswich Best Bar None and the annual awards will include:


  • Recognition for raising standards.
  • Increased customer and staff safety.
  • Free advice and support.
  • Premises reaching the standard will be able to use the Best Bar None
  • logo and display a plaque, which states your position in the awards: Accredited, Category or Overall Winner.
  • High profile advertising, sponsorship and coverage of the awards.
  • You may become eligible for significant reductions in your business insurance premiums.
  • You will be eligible for a 10 % discount on polycarbonate drinking vessels from Booker Ipswich.
  • Free publicity through the Tourist Information Office


Above are just some of the benefits that you can receive by being a member of the Ipswich Best Bar None scheme.  New partners are joining the scheme all the time and benefits will continue to increase.


Link to national BBN website http://www.bbnuk.com/

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