About Doncaster Best Bar None
2006 saw Doncaster become the first Town in South Yorkshire to adopt the exciting Best Bar None awards scheme. The UK-wide scheme, which is backed by the Home Office and BII was piloted in Manchester in 2003 and has since been adopted by almost one hundred other Towns and Cities with great success (Click here for more information about BBN nationally).
Best Bar None is aimed at promoting responsible management and operation of alcohol-licensed premises with the ultimate intention of offering and maintaining a safer, more welcoming, attractive and lively drinking experience.
The Doncaster Best Bar None scheme was piloted in the Town Centre as part of a two-year project, which aimed to reduce alcohol related crime and harm, raise people’s perceptions of Doncaster and attract a more diverse customer base. Following the success of the Town Centre project, Doncaster Council through the Safer Doncaster Partnership has mainstreamed Best Bar None and rolled it out borough wide.
Best Bar None aims to reward licensees who provide good management, a safe and enjoyable environment for customers, discourage binge drinking and prevent alcohol-related crime. It encourages licensees to act responsibly and take pride in their premises and surroundings and, in doing so, put something back into the Town and their local community. The rewards for licensees include, reduced rate training, the prestige of being part of the awards scheme, increased business within the area and lower insurance premiums resulting from the fact that they are running safer establishments.
Licensees receive their awards at a high profile black tie dinner held in January, which attracts over 300 guests.
The biggest winners in Best Bar None are visitors to Doncaster, who are able to reap the rewards of a Town Centre and borough that is more welcoming, attractive, lively and above all safe.