Doncaster’s 2012 Best Bar None Awards were officially launched at the Mansion House today.
The nationally recognised awards scheme encourages and recognises licensees for the safe and responsible management of licensed premises.
Last year’s overall winner was Cask Corner.
The launch, which was done by Mayor of Doncaster Ros Jones, is the first stage of the BBN process that culminates in a prestigious awards ceremony in January.
Representatives of Pubwatch schemes from across the borough were amongst the guests who enjoyed a buffet lunch and drinks reception.
Mrs Jones said: “Zero tolerance on crime and anti-social behaviour are top priorities for me. I am delighted to say that since Doncaster introduced the BBN scheme in 2006 violent crime has fallen in the town centre during the evening by over 40 per cent.
“The launch of Best Bar None 2014 is great news for all involved in the night time economy. Visitors to Doncaster know that when they visit a BBN venue, they are in safe hands. Licensees can see a significant increase in return custom to their venues by being accredited. I was pleased with the positive response from licensees today who showed a great deal of interest in the scheme and the benefits that go with it.”
Supt Peter Norman said: “I would like to thank the licensees for all of their efforts and hard work that they have put in, both on their own and in partnership, to make their venues and Doncaster a safer place. I’m looking forward to recognising more licensees for their commitment to making our town a more attractive place for people to visit.”
In addition to last year’s winner, previous winners also included The Courtyard, Walkabout, Keepmoat Stadium, Ziniz in Bawtry and The Maple Tree in Balby.
For more details visit: www.doncasterbestbarnone.co.uk