Information about how to apply for the Best Bar None scheme, advice, assistance and links to useful documents for applying for 'Best Bar None'. How the assessment process works and what the Best Bar None Award categories are.
The Best Bar Awards 2016 has now concluded. Further information will be available in due course about the 2018 Awards Scheme.
After you have returned the completed application, a team of two/three BII-trained independent assessors will visit your premises at a pre-agreed date and time to assess the premises.
Each assessment consists of an evaluation of the procedures and processes in place within your venue, and is likely to include conversations with staff members.
Assessments are based on “essential”, “desired” and “bonus” criteria, and premises must achieve all of the “essential” criteria to attain accreditation.
During the assessment process, you will need to give evidence to back up your information, so please make sure that you’re prepared for your assessment visit. You should have any documents that you plan to use as evidence for your policies ready to be viewed by the assessors. Please feel free to print off any of the draft polices or procedure templates further down this page.
All aspects of the assessment will be based on the following areas:
An awareness of the vulnerability of customers is paramount in licensed premises, the below YouTube video considers customers vulnerability.
Who are you? Customer vulnerability (YouTube - external website - opens in new window)
The Best Bar None Scheme ends with a formal presentation evening at which time all accreditation plaques and awards will be presented. The winners will remain confidential until this time.
At the time of the awards presentation, accredited premises are acknowledged to have reached the set standards. However, if those standards subsequently fall, the award and accreditation may be withdrawn. The 'Best Bar None' plaques remain the property of East Riding of Yorkshire 'Best Bar None', and must be returned promptly if requested.
Please note: Winning an award does not give a premise any kind of immunity from prosecution for any offences or other enforcement action, and is no guarantee of the safety of the premises.
Below are some sample documents to make it easier for you to recognise what information is needed and provide you with example templates of some of the records that you should have in order to be shortlisted.
If you have any queries about the information needed or about the application form please email the East Riding of Yorkshire ‘Best Bar None’ team: