Welcome to West Lothian Best Bar None. An awards and accreditation scheme for all licensed venues.
The aim of Best Bar None is to identify those venues who have
demonstrated to the Police, Fire Service and Licensing Standards
Officers that they have established responsible policies focused on
customer care and safety.
Venues who have achieved Best Bar None accreditation are
committed to working together with the Police, council and other
regulatory bodies to provide venues that are safe and enjoyable on
a night out. Safe for you, and safe for staff who work there.
Although no one can guarantee that you won't experience problems
on a night out, venues that display a Best Bar None plaque have
demonstrated additional commitment to making sure that you have the
best night out possible in surroundings that have passed a rigorous
What makes Best Bar None venues better?
All pubs, bars or night clubs that apply for Best Bar None
accreditation are assessed against a national standard. They are
assessed on aspects of their business which impact on the safety,
comfort and enjoyment of their customers. This includes Capacity,
Security, Drinks & Drunkenness, Drugs, Thefts, Disorder, Public
Safety, First Aid, Event Control, Glass, Fire Safety, Building
Safety, Transport, Prevention of Public Nuisance, Noise, Community
Engagement, Litter/Waste and the Protection of Children From
Venues which demonstrate that they have achieved the set
standards are awarded accreditation and may display the Best Bar
None accreditation plaque and market themselves as a Best Bar None
venue. These venues have proven themselves to be serious about
customer care and safety on a night out. Look further down the page
for a list of Best Bar None accredited venues in your area.
Tips For a Safer Night Out
Plan your night out
- Make sure you know when to call it a night and how you're
getting home. A good tip is to keep your bus or taxi fare separate
from your drinking money.
- Tell your friends where you're going, when and who with.
- Take Care of Your Friends
- Don't mix drugs with alcohol and don't let yourself or your
friends get so drunk that they lose control.
- Stay with a friend who is drunk, feeling sick, uncoordinated,
confused, feeling feint or dizzy. Don't leave them alone. If you
are worried about them, take your friend to a safe place and tell
bar staff/ management/security about your concerns.
Take Care of Your Drinks
- Never leave your drinks unattended!
- Don't accept drinks from people you don't REALLY know and don't
- If having a drink bought for you, be at the bar and watch it
being made so you know what you're drinking.
- Don't share or exchange drinks.
- If your drink tastes strange or you notice a change in colour,
don't drink it!
Just remember these simple steps and have a better, safer