Best Bar None

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The Best Bar None Scheme was celebrated for the Sixth consecutive year at an awards ceremony at Golden Sands Holiday Park on 25th November 2019. Working closely with North Wales Police, Conwy Trading Standards & Licensing Officers, Safer Conwy and local licensees, we deliver the county-wide scheme to recognise good practice within the licensing industry. Accredited premises ensure a safe and enjoyable place for a night out, which is vital to the economic growth and sustainability of the region.

The category winners were:

  • Rhos Fynach, Rhos on Sea – Best Pub

  • Club 147, Llandudno – Best Bar

  • The Beachcomber Club, Llanddulas – Best Leisure Venue

  • The George & Dragon, Abergele – Best Community Pub

  • The Blue Bell, Conwy – Going Green Awar

  • OVER ALL WINNER - Club 147, Llandudno


A total of 33 pubs, bars and leisure venues in the region are part of the scheme and they each completed rigorous assessments earlier in the year to demonstrate they meet the high standards of premises management required by the Best Bar None scheme.

26 premises have attained gold level accreditation, 2 silver accreditation and 1 bronze level. A further 4 premises are awaiting accreditation.

Cllr Charlie McCoubrey, Cabinet Member for Housing and Regulatory said: "I would like to congratulate all the category winners and this year's Overall Winner for achieving such high standards. They are all thoroughly deserving of their award and their participation in the BBN scheme has contributed to a significant reduction in alcohol-related disorder, boosting the county’s day and night-time economy."

Samantha Jones, Local Scheme Coordinator said: “We are really pleased that more venues than ever in Conwy County have been successful in gaining the Best Bar None accreditation. It’s good for the area, showing that the licensed venues take safety seriously.”

Vice Chairman for National Best Bar None, Robert Humphreys said: “I would like to thank all those schemes that took the time to enter the awards this year. It is always encouraging to read about the different initiatives our members are developing in order to make the local community a safer place, and I am pleased and proud that we are able to recognise and reward the best of those.

A raffle and auction was also held on the night which raised over £2,300 in aid of Tenovus Cancer Care.

2020 Best Bar None Awards


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