Join our Home-office backed scheme for well-run night time premises

Sheffield City Council, in partnership with Sheffield BID and South Yorkshire Police, leads on Sheffield’s Best Bar None scheme, which is now entering into its 12th year in 2023/24.  

Best Bar None is a national Home Office supported accreditation scheme recognising responsible licensing practice in line with the four core licensing objectives. For over a decade Sheffield has benefited from having over 40+ premises accredited locally.

The local scheme is open to premises operating within the city centre ring road.

It culminates annually in an awards ceremony which celebrates the achievement of all of the premises as well as awarding runner up and winner status in each of the categories:

  • Best Bar/ Late Bar
  • Best Pub 
  • Best Entertainment Venue
  • Best Nightclub
  • Best Chain
  • Best Independent 
  • People’s Choice - Bar/Late Bar, Pub, Entertainment venue and Nightclub
  • Best Bar None Overall
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The 2023/24 scheme re-launched in April 2023, with successful venues receiving accreditation in November 2023.

Awards for the Best Bar None Sheffield scheme 2023/24 will be presented on Tuesday 27th February 2024.

Best Bar None Sheffield offers several benefits to the city centre and our businesses who become accredited:

  • Provides businesses with an official, independent award that shows customers how hard they work to provide a safe and welcoming place to visit.
  • Builds a positive relationship between businesses and all partners that work together to ensure the city centre is a safe place to enjoy social time.
  • Supports efforts to reduce crime and disorder.
  • Gives businesses ideas to enhance the work they already do.

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City centre licenced premises wishing to join Best Bar None and become accredited should register their interest here. The application process for the next round (2025) will open in Spring 2024. Current accredited venues can be viewed here and also on the national Best Bar None venue finder here. This is a great opportunity to get involved in the Best Bar None Community, working together to deliver a safe night time environment.
  • Sheffield BID, The Stamp House, 52 Bank Street, Sheffield S1 2DS

Want to know more? Please contact us here.