Awards recognise all that is good about city’s night-time economy - The Coventry Observer

9th Aug, 2022

Awards recognise all that is good about city’s night-time economy

VENUES across Coventry have been recognised for their work to improve the safety and standards of pubs, clubs and other similar premises.

Coventry held its Best Bar None awards evening recently at the newly refurbished Draper’s Hall, to highlight the venues that are ‘raising the bar’ when it comes to welcoming customers for a night out.

Best Bar None is an accreditation scheme supported by the Home Office and drinks industry that aims to improve standards in licensed premises.

It was relaunched in November last year, and so far, 21 venues have been assessed with 16 achieving full accreditation.

Coun Abdul Khan, Deputy Leader of Coventry City Council and chair of the city’s Police and Crime Board, said: “The take up of Best Bar None has been excellent and is something that the hospitality industry should be rightly proud of.

“We all know, the entertainment and hospitality industry has born a huge brunt of the Covid-19 restrictions over the last two years, and it is fantastic to see how the industry in our city has responded, survived, and now hopefully begins to grow sustainably.”

Trish Willets, BID Director for Coventry, said: “It’s safe to say the first Best Bar None Awards for Coventry were a huge success.

“The culmination of months of work by the BID, the team at the council and – most importantly – our great night-time economy businesses saw a huge celebration of all the work that goes into making Coventry City Centre a safe, vibrant place to go out in.”

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