Renfrewshire Council

Best Bar None

Best Bar None is an accreditation scheme for licensed premises which has been running in Scotland since 2005.

Background

Many Scottish cities and towns operate the scheme as an example of good practice.

Best Bar None Awards are based on core national standards with local flexibility to ensure they address local needs. The scheme aims to reward premises who provide a safe and welcoming environment for local residents to enjoy responsible drinking.

In 2012, a joint initiative between Renfrewshire Council and Police Scotland introduced the Best Bar None Scheme to Renfrewshire.

Key principles

The focus of the scheme is on public safety and customer care as well as the following important key principles:

  • Prevention of crime and disorder
  • Securing public safety
  • Prevention of public nuisance
  • Protecting and improving public health
  • Protection of children from harm

How the scheme works

  • Applicant premises submit an application to one of the categories for assessment.
  • Assessment of applicants are carried out by trained, impartial assessors, and applicants are scored according to national guidelines.
  • A panel of judges assess the applications and confirm that all applicants have met the required standard.
  • Applicants are awarded either a Gold, Silver or Bronze award and an overall winner is selected in each category.
  • Overall winners have the chance to go forward to the national Best Bar None Awards.

Further information

Further background information can be obtained from the Best Bar None Scotland website.

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