Why join Best Bar None?
If your premises becomes Best Bar None accredited, visitors to Durham City centre will recognise it as a safe and enjoyable place to socialise.
As well as increased turnover, increased footfall and national recognition for your premises, having a Best Bar None accredited premises brings the following benefits.
You will be able to include your venue's accreditation in your promotions, publicity and marketing. We also provide free promotional and advertising opportunities.
Working alongside the police, and us, you are able to provide a safer environment for your customers and staff. The more successful our scheme is, the safer our city streets become, resulting in a reduction in violent crime in the evening and early hours.
Along with Durham Constabulary, we provide free training courses for you and your staff on:
- Conflict Management
- Drug Awareness
- Counter Terrorism
You'll also be able to take advantage of heavily discounted British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) approved training courses.
Free health check
Our assessments and spot checks provide you with a free health check for your business. It also gives you an opportunity to show how well you run your business.
Following our assessments, we will tell you about examples of good practice that we've come across, that may be appropriate for your premises.
- Reduced public liability insurance
- Discounted pubwatch radio systems (while stocks last)
- Free equipment (while stocks last), for example drug safes and metal detection wands
- The scheme crowned Best Premises Bar None 2017 will receive one year's free membership of the BII.
Best Bar None is a national award scheme, recognised as best practice by the Home Office and the alcohol industry. It promotes partnership working with us and the police, rather than enforcement.