Welcome to East Riding of Yorkshire 'Best Bar None' Accreditation Scheme, the scheme is aimed at awarding and accrediting well-run alcohol licensed premises. You can find out more about 'Best Bar None' national scheme, how to apply to participate, what awards are available, and which premises have previously been accredited and won.
The Best Bar None is about working to reduce crime, reward excellence and raise standards of alcohol licensed premises.
‘Best Bar None’ is a national award scheme which aims to promote responsible management and operation of alcohol-licensed premises. The scheme is backed by the Home Office and aims to reward licensees who:
The biggest winners in 'Best Bar None' are visitors and residents of the East Riding, who are able to reap the rewards of a more welcoming, attractive, lively and above all safer place to visit and live.
Premises who participate in the Best Bar None awards scheme and gain accreditation are awarded the Best Bar None recognition plaque, and can then go forward to be awarded the best premises in their category.
You can read more about the scheme by visiting the Best Bar None National Awards Scheme Official website:
Best Bar None (external website)
In 2016, was 6 categories of entry for licensees:
Best Bar (Town)
Best Pub (Town)
Best Pub/Bar (Rural)
Best Food-led Venue; and
Best Entertainment/Leisure Venue
Best Independent venue
There was also a special recognition awards for 'Best New Entrant' and 'Best Public Health Initiative'.
Premises that choose to enter the 'Best Bar None' Awards Scheme will be assessed by trained assessors and scored against the criteria. Those that meet all the essential criteria will be awarded accreditation status.
The top five premises in each category will then be put forward to an independent judging panel who will score the best in category, and the overall winner of the Best Bar None Scheme.
Premises which meet the minimum criteria will be invited to a high-profile award night, where the category award winners will be announced.
Overall Winner of 'Best Bar None' - The Kings Head, Beverley
Overall Winner Runner Up 'Best Bar None' - The Queens Head, Beverley
Winner - The Kings Head, Beverley
Runner Up - The Lowther Hotel, Goole
3rd Place - The Royal Hotel, Goole
Winner - The Cross Keys, Beverley
Runner Up - The Prior John, Bridlington
3rd Place - The Admiral, Hessle
Winner - The Queens Head, Beverley
Runner Up - The Old Boat Shed, Withernsea
3rd Place T- The Apollo, Bridlington
Winner - The Wrygarth Inn, Great Hatfield
Joint Runner Up T- The Ship Inn, Sewerby & The Beech Tree, Kirkella
Winner - East Riding Theatre, Beverley
Runner up - The Spa, Bridlington
3rd place - Tribfest, Sledmere
Winner - The Benjamin Fawcett, Driffield
Runner up - The Camerton, Thorngumbald
3rd place - The Lobster Pot, Bridlington
Runner up - The Cross Keys, Beverley
Overall winner 'Best Bar None' - The Wrygarth Inn, Great Hatfield
Best Bar Town winner - London Bar, Driffield
Best Bar Town runners-up - The Apollo, Bridlington and The Lowther Hotel, Goole.
Best Pub Town winner - The Bull and Sun, Bridlington
Best Pub Town runners-up - Harbour Tavern, Bridlington and Prior John, Bridlington
Best Food-led premise winner - The Lobster Pot, Bridlington
Best Food-led runners-up - Benjamin Fawcett, Driffield and Friendly Forester, Bridlington
Best Community/Rural premise Winner - The Wrygarth Inn, Great Hatfield
Best Community/Rural runners-up - The Swan Inn, Seaton and The Red Hawk, Brough
Best Entertainment premise - The Spa Theatre, Bridlington
Best Entertainment premise runner-up - The Floral Hall, Hornsea
Best New Entrant - Highly-commended - Chequers Micropub, Beverley
Best Community Initiative - The Lowther Hotel, Goole
Overall Winner 'Best Bar None' 2012 - The Royal Mail, Thorngumbald
Best Bar Winner - The Weir Bar, Hessle
Best Bar Runners-up - The Lowther Hotel, Goole and Kings Head, Beverley
Best Pub Winner - New Inn, Hornsea
Best Pub Runners-up - Harbour Tavern, Bridlington and Prior John, Bridlington.
Best Community Premises Winner - The Royal Mail, Thorngumbald.
Best Community Premises Runners-up - Duke of Cumberland, North Ferriby and The Spa, Bridlington.
Best Food-led/Family-friendly Winner - Lobster Pot, Bridlington
Best Food-led/Family-friendly Runners-up - The Hop Pole, Willerby and Springhead, Anlaby
Overall Winner Best Bar None – Utopia, Bridlington
Best Club – Liberty’s, Bridlington
Best Club Runners-up – Vision, Goole and Floral Hall, Hornsea
Best Pub – Harbour Tavern, Bridlington
Best Pub Runners-up – Broadacres, Bridlington and Country Park Inn Hessle
Best Bar – Utopia, Bridlington
Best Bar Runners-up – Kings Head, Beverley and Bar Oasis, Goole