Doncaster pubs line up for annual honours

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It’s that time of year again when Doncaster serves up its annual Best Bar None awards.

The scheme, which was established in 2006, aims to celebrate and reward bars who have excelled in meeting industry standards and promoted safe venues for drinking and socialising.

The awards ceremony will be held on January 20 at The Dome, and Andrew Constantine, business liaison officer, who coordinates the scheme in Doncaster, said this year they had received even more nominations than ever.

“We are seeing more and more venues across Doncaster who are realising the importance of excellent trading standards,” said Mr Constantine.

“It is not enough for a bar to just open up and serve alcohol. They know that they must be responsible retailers, and that they must provide a safe environment, encouraging patrons to drink responsibly.”

Best Bar None’s mission statement is to reduce crime, reward excellence and raise standards of licensed premises.

Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones, believes the scheme is doing just that.

She said: “We have issued 350 Best Bar None awards to premises in Doncaster since 2006, and we hope to continue this work into the new year.

“We want even more people in Doncaster to recognise the Best Bar None symbol when they enter a venue and know that our bars are among the best in the country.”

All venues who achieve the standard will receive a plaque as well as separate plaques for best in each category to display at their premises.