Licensees from across Broxtowe gathered at the Town Hall in Beeston to raise a glass to the 2015 Best Bar None Awards.
Ten pubs in Broxtowe celebrated last week after receiving a Nottinghamshire Best Bar None accreditation in recognition for their commitment to high standards of comfort and safety for their customers.
Portfolio jolder for community safety, councillor Mia Kee, said: “I am delighted that so many venues in Broxtowe Borough have been accredited by the Best Bar None Scheme. It is wonderful to see their commitment to making their pubs and clubs a safe, customer friendly environment for our residents to enjoy.
“Nationally, where schemes like this are already established, there has been a dramatic reduction in anti-social behaviour and alcohol-related violence. I am proud the Council is promoting such a valuable scheme.”
To be awarded accreditation premises are visited by trained assessors who look at core standards and note where premises have gone the extra mile to ensure customer safety and comfort.
This could be facilities like handbag hooks under tables, CCTV cameras, looking at ways to stop drug and alcohol misuse in premises, consulting neighbours over events and ensuring noise is kept to a tolerable level.
The accreditation scheme open to all licensed premises in Nottinghamshire, funded by Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner and Nottinghamshire County Council and sponsored by Fraser Brown, NET, Diageo, Gamestec and Beeston BID. Best Bar None Awards include best town centre independent venue, suburban independent venue, town centre chain venue , suburban chain venue, village venue and late night venue.
The full list of accredited venues in Broxtowe are:
Acheiving accreditation: Admiral Sir John Borlase Warren, Stapleford, Broad Oak, Strelley, Mecca, Beeston, The Corn Mill, Beeston, The Sun Inn, Eastwood, The Three Ponds, Nuthall
Achieving accreditation with merit: he Beekeeper, Beeston,The Lady Chatterley, Eastwood, The Last Post, Beeston.
Achieving accreditation with distinction The Sherwin Arms, Bramcote.
The Beekeeper in Beeston, The Sherwin Arms in Bramcote and The Three Ponds in Nuthall have also be selected to be put through to the Judge’s Choice awards as part of county-wide award events on October 26 where one of them will be named Best in District and all three could be in with a chance of winning Best In County.