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Best Bar None awards toast pubs and clubs
3:45pm Tuesday 11th September 2012 in News
BOURNEMOUTH’S Best Bar None awards – which celebrate good practice in the night-time economy – take place tomorrow night.
It is Bournemouth’s fifth year of Best Bar None, a national voluntary scheme aimed at ensuring good standards in the industry.
All venues in the running have had to meet stringent criteria on health and safety, licensing regulation, fire safety, codes of practice and other relevant standards.
Bournemouth’s night time economy co-ordinator Jon Shipp said: “We have been very pleased with the increased level of applications this year and the indications are that there has been a significant improvement in the scoring levels and the standard overall.
“The scheme continues to be an excellent audit of licensed premises across the conurbation.”
The keynote speaker for tomorrow’s ceremony at Bournemouth’s O2 Academy is the High Sheriff of Dorset, Jermey Pope (pictured).
The Daily Echo is supporting Bournemouth Best Bar None and we will present our own award on the night decided by the editors. The following venues, which have been successful in gaining accreditation: 29/30 The Triangle; Aruba; Bar So & 1812; Bliss; Brasshouse; Buffalo Bar; Chaplins; Chilli White; For Your Eyes Only; Grove Tavern; Le Chic; Hogshead; Inferno; Lava Ignite; Moon in the Square; O2 Academy; Old Fire Station; Parkstone and Heatherlands; Sir Percy Florence Shelley; Sound Circus; Spearmint Rhino; The Christopher Creeke; The Crown; The Mary Shelley; The Winchester; V Club; Walkabout; Yates’s.