The rigorous scheme, supported by the Home Office, assesses operational standards, policies and procedures, as well as education and training of staff
Best Bar None is already established in Leighton Linslade, Dunstable and Houghton Regis, and by 2021 the whole of Central Bedfordshire will have the chance to be evaluated. Three-hundred leaflets will be distributed around the county to businesses and venues that are eligible.
On successful completion of the audit, approved premises will be welcomed in the Best Bar None network, given a certificate and receive window stickers to help promote their achievement to the public.
'We are really pleased to be rolling out the Best Bar None awards scheme to the whole of Central Bedfordshire next year,' said councillor Ian Dalgarno, executive member for community services at Central Bedfordshire Council. 'It has already proven to be a great way to recognise the efforts of bars, pubs and clubs who are working hard to make Central Bedfordshire a safe and appealing place to enjoy a night out.
'Not only do these awards recognise well-run venues, but they can also highlight things that licensees can do to improve, meaning that the standard of local licensed premises across the whole of Central Bedfordshire will rise even further.'
Best Bar None has supported over 500 businesses across the UK during the Covid-19 lockdown, including venues not in the Best Bar None network. It has delivered free interactive seminars and provided documents to help businesses prepare for reopening.
You can access these seminars and documents, and find out more about joining the Best Bar None network at bbnuk.com.