What is Suffolk Best Bar None?

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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.

The Suffolk Best Bar None scheme has been set up in various locations of Suffolk to reward licensed premises for good practice in our towns so they can be a safe place to enjoy the night-time economy. It 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. By cutting alcohol-related violence and crime the scheme gives people visiting licensed premises more confidence. Being recognised by Suffolk Best Bar None includes meeting a minimum national benchmark culminating in a high profile award night with category awards winners being announced. The assessment criterion is clear and constructive feedback is given to all entrants to assist in future development.

Not all towns in Suffolk have an established scheme in operation. If you operate in a location that does not have a Best bar None scheme already running and you are interested in being part of one, please contact the scheme administrator through your local Licensing Authority or Police Licensing Department contact.

Check out the accredited venues in Ipswich for 2013.

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