Best Bar None Awards 2014/15: Shortlist announced

By on 21/11/2014 in News

Birmingham’s bars, clubs and pubs are preparing to go head to head as the shortlist for this year’s Best Bar None awards was announced today  (21 November 2014).

The city-wide scheme, now in its seventh year, is the biggest in the country and champions licensed premises that provide a safe and enjoyable night out.

Best Bar None is a national award scheme, supported by the Home Office, which assesses pubs, clubs and bars on criteria such as door and security policies, drugs issues, under-age drinking and what systems are in place to deal with alcohol-related crime.

Full details of the 53 venues shortlisted for this year’s awards can be found on the Birmingham Best Bar None website:

The winners will be announced at the Best Bar None awards ceremony at the ICC, on Broad Street, on 3 December 2014.

The public will also be able to vote for the Birmingham Choice Awards, by visiting Free Radio’s website:

Cllr Barbara Dring, Chair of the city council’s Licensing and Public Protection Committee, said: “The Best Bar None awards are like the Oscars for the licensing trade in Birmingham, which encourages venues to strive for high standards in all aspects of their business and is reflected in the quality of entries we receive each year.

“Each shortlisted venue has been visited to assess how it is managed to ensure that their customers enjoy a save environment. We also consider the contribution that premises make to their local community.â€

Officers from the council’s licensing, trading standards and environmental health teams, along with colleagues from West Midlands Fire Service and West Midlands Police have visited every venue to assess them.

The winners, who will be announced on 3 December,have been selected by an independent judging panel.


Notes to editors:

Shortlist for Birmingham Best Bar None Awards 2014/15


Broadway Casino, Broadway Plaza

Genting Casino Edgbaston

Genting Casino Chinatown

Genting Club Star City, Nechells

Grosvenor Casino, Broad Street

City centre bars

All Bar One, Newhall Street

The Solomon Cutler, Broad Street

Weatherspoons, Paradise Place

City centre pubs

The Dragon Inn, Hurst Street

Figure of Eight, Broad Street

The Brasshouse, Broad Street

The Square Peg, Corporation Street

Village Inn, Hurst Street

Hotel bars

The Briar Rose

Bubble Lounge, Hotel du Vin

The Gentleman and Scholar, Hyatt Regency


Gatecrasher Birmingham (GB)

O2 Academy Birmingham

Reflex Arcadian

Bar Risa

The Nightingale Club


Restaurant bars

The Beeches, Perry Barr

Toby Carvery, Sutton Park

Le Truc, Ladywell Walk, city centre

The Loft Lounge, Bromsgrove Street, city centre

The Cambridge, Longbridge

The Crane, Sheldon

Suburban bars

The Bottle of Sack, Sutton Coldfield

The Mare Pool, Mere Green

The Fighting Cocks, Moseley

The Crown, Four Oaks

Suburban pubs

The Red Lion, Kings Heath

The Towers Inn, Perry Barr

Harborne Stores, Harborne

The Baldwin Hungry Horse, Yardley Wood

The Wylde Green Hungry Horse, Wylde Green

Man on the Moon, Kings Norton

Covered Wagon, Moseley

The Hillyfields, Harborne

The Elizabeth of York, Moseley

The Camp Inn, Camp Lane, King’s Norton

The Proverbial, Harborne

The Goose at OVT, Selly Oak

The Junction, Harborne

Spread Eagle, Acocks Green

The Hare and Hounds, Witton

Great Stone Inn, Northfield

Sutton Park Hotel, Sutton Coldfield

Student/university bars

Gosta Green, Aston

Joe’s Bar – University of Birmingham Students’ Union, Edgbaston

The Bristol Pear, Selly Oak

Sack of Potatoes, Aston

The Soak,Selly Oak

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