Applications and Guidance

Our Fantastic Awards will be held at Dunblane Hydro on 29th March 2018

Celebrate with the best of the Licensed Trade who work to champion best practice and lead by example in the night time economy. 

We are delighted to announce that Drinkaware are our lead supporter again this year and are supporting our "Innovation in Social Responsibility" Award.


How do I apply to the Best Bar None Awards?

Our Applicants are nominated by their Local Coordinator and will be the Best in their Category within their Local Best Bar None Scheme.

Applications are welcome for the following Categories and to find out the criteria our Judges want you to evidence please click our "Information for Applicants" document

Mainstream Application (Download) can be used for the following categories:

  • Best Pub
  • Best Independent Pub
  • Best Bar
  • Best Independent Bar
  • Best Hotel Bar
  • Best Nightclub
  • Best Specialist Entertainment Venue

Remember you can submit a Video Log as part of your Application - Download Vlog Guidance

Specialist Categories

Heart of Community (Download application)

  • A venue which is a Community Hub.  This applicant venue may run a variety of charity events, support local sports and clubs and other local groups, for the good of the wider community. Venues which provide and ongoing commitment to their community.

Best Newcomer (Download application)

  • A venue which has joined Best Bar None for the first time this year and can evidence how they have embraced the ethos of Best Bar None

Innovation in Social Responsibility (Download application)    

  • After the success of this New Category launched in 2017, we are delighted to be working with Drinkaware again this year who are supporting our Innovation in Social Responsibility category.
    • In particular what your venue does to support "Protecting and Improving Public Health"
    • Consider what you do in relation to Customer Care, staff training in support of this category
    • How do you reduce vulnerability in the night time economy
    • Do you have any initiatives which reduce alcohol related harms
    • Do you work in Partnership





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