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Best Bar None scheme

Best Bar None 2018, Best of the Best WINNERS
The Best Bar None award scheme was piloted in Manchester city centre in 2003 to promote the responsible management and operation of alcohol-licensed premises. It was supported by the Home Office and the BII and now has the backing of Diageo GB, Heineken, Molson Coors and Pernod-Ricard. The scheme has grown as more local authorities operate Best Bar None schemes.

Best Bar None in Tower Hamlets

In 2014 the scheme was introduced to Tower Hamlets initially covering Brick Lane within the Cumulative Impact Zone. In 2016 it was extended to the rest of the borough. All assessed and approved venues of the Best Bar None scheme are entitled to 30 per cent off the Late Night Levy.

The purpose of the levy is to help local authorities and the police manage and improve the night time economy. The money raised by the levy can be used for a range of activities and can be given to other agencies who can help in:

  • the reduction of crime and disorder
  • promotion of public safety
  • reduction or prevention of public nuisance and
  • cleaning of any relevant highway or land in the borough.

Tower Hamlet’s Best Bar None scheme recognises, promotes and rewards the responsible management and operation of alcohol-licensed premises. The aim is to offer and maintain a high quality, safe and enjoyable social experience within the borough for those that live, work or visit the area.

Best Bar None Awards 2020

This year's award ceremony was held at Juju's Bar and Stage in Spitalfields on 11 March to celebrate the success of the scheme and dish out prizes to participating members.

There are now 41 venues taking part in the scheme, an increase of just over 20per cent on last year.

The Big Chill has won the Best Bar award for four years in a row and has agreed not to be entered in the Best of the Best category for two years.

 

Best Bar None - Winners
YearCategoryWinner

2020

Most Improved

The Culpepper 

2020

Best Newcomer

Novotel Hotel Canary Wharf 

2020 

Community Award

The Ship 

 

Best of Brick Lane 

 

2020 

Best Pub

The Culpepper (first time winner)

2020 

Best Bar 

Big Chill

2020 

Best Restaurant 

Hawksmoor 

 

Canary Wharf

 

2020 

Best Pub

Henry Addington 

2020 

Best Bar 

28 West 

2020 

Best Restaurant 

Boisdale

  Best of the rest   

2020

Best Pub

Star of Bethnal Green 

2020

Best Bar

Backyard Comedy Club (First time winner)

2020

Best Restaurant

Medieval Banquet

 

Best of the Best

 

2020

Best Pub

Henry Addington

2020

Best Bar

Big Chill

2020

Best Restaurant

Medieval Banquet

2020

Best Hotel

Novotel Canary Wharf (First time winner)

 

How do you apply to the Best Bar None scheme?

If you're interested, please read the scheme's terms and conditions and then complete the application. 

You can download the Best Bar None scoring booklet to understand what we are looking for.

You can also find out more information through accessing our toolkit

Find out what bars have already joined.

See what a licencing officer and a venue have to say about the scheme:

 

This years applications are now closed.

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