Who will be the Best Bar None 2010?

By on 09/08/2010 in News
photo by ilmundo - flickr

photo by ilmundo - flickr

The shortlist of the 2010 Best Bar None awards has been announced.

The city-wide scheme, now in its third year, promotes a safer and more responsible pub culture in the city, by rewarding good management which discourages binge-drinking and helps to prevent alcohol related crime.

Winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony on Thursday 16th September at the ICC.

Bacardi Brown Forman is the principal sponsor of the scheme, a partnership between Birmingham City Council, West Midlands Fire Service and West Midlands Police. 

The scheme, supported by the Home Office, the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) and the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) assesses Birmingham's pubs, clubs and bars on criteria such as; door and security policies, drugs issues, under-age drinking and how to deal with abusive customers, as well as what systems are in place to deal with alcohol related crime.

This year there is also a Birmingham Choice Award, where members of the public can vote for their favourite venue via the BRMB radio website.

Jacqui Kennedy, Director of Regulatory Services, said:

“This event is like the Oscars of pub management in the city. It has been a very hard job to shortlist, as the standard of the entrants has been extremely high. We are all eagerly awaiting the results on 16th September”.

Last year saw 99 Birmingham venues accredited to the Best Bar None scheme's standard, more than any other participating Local Authority in the country. 

Those places that are accredited to the scheme - even if they don't win an award - will receive a Best Bar None plaque to display in their premises.

ENDS

For more information please contact Hayley Meachin on 0121 303 1271/ 07920 750007  hayley.meachin@birmingham.gov.uk

Note to Editors

The shortlist for All Bar One 2010 includes:

HOTEL BARS
Albany Bar Holiday Inn
B1 Bar Crowne Plaza
Briar Rose
Elements Bar Novotel
Malmaison
The Bar at the Radisson Blu

CITY CENTRE BARS
All Bar One, Brindleyplace
All Bar One, Newhall Street
Bright House, John Bright Street
Grosvenor Casino
Lakota
Pitcher and Piano
Revolution Bar
Soloman Cutler, Lloyds No 1
Walkabout
Wetherspoons Paradise Place

CITY CENTRE PUBS
Bennetts
The Crown, Corporation Street
The Crown, Hill Street
Dragon Inn
Old Contemptibles
Old Joint Stock
O'Neill’s,  Broad Street
The Ropewalk
The Shakespeare, Lower Temple Street
Yard of Ale

NIGHTCLUBS
Air, Digbeth
Bar Risa, Broad Street
Flares, Broad Street
Gatecrasher, Broad Street
O2 Academy, Southside
Reflex, Arcadian
Reflex, Broad Street
Reflex/RBs Sutton

SUBURBAN PUBS
Arthur Robertson, Perry Barr
Country Girl, Selly Oak
The Crown, Four Oaks
Elizabeth of York, Moseley
Fighting Cocks, Moseley
Gosta Green, Gosta Green
Great Stone Inn, Northfield
Gun Barrels, Selly Oak
Harborne Stores, Harborne
The Junction, Harborne
Man on the Moon, Kings Norton
Old Hare and Hounds, Rednal
Red Lion, Kings Heath
Spread Eagle, Acocks Green

SUBURBAN BARS
Bottle of Sack, Sutton Coldfield
Horse and Jockey, Sutton Coldfield
Litten Tree, Sutton Coldfield
Temple Bar, Sutton Coldfield
Toby Carvery, Sheldon (The Wheatsheaf)

UNIVERSITY/STUDENT BAR
Joe’s Bar, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston

INDEPENDENT BAR
Loft Lounge, Southside
Scruffy Murphys, Dale End

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