The Carlisle and Eden Best Bar None Scheme is entering its fifth successful year and has seen a year on year increase in numbers of premises entering the scheme. The national accreditation scheme focuses on safety and customer care and is again seeking to find the best pubs, clubs or bars in North Cumbria.
The scheme has previously focussed on the town and city centre areas of but is now being opened up to include all pubs, bars and clubs. All licensees will be invited to enter their premises into the scheme in the coming weeks so that their premises may be inspected by assessment teams - those premises who score highly will face a judging panel at Carlisle’s Civic Centre to decide who is the best in each category and who is the overall ‘Best Bar None’.
Last year’s overall Best Bar None winner for Eden was The Lounge Bar, King Street, Penrith. It’s manager Caroline Goodwin said: “It was fantastic to win the bar category but to be voted as the overall ‘Best Bar None’ really gives me great satisfaction that all the hard work that the staff have put in over the last 12 months has been recognised.”
The Best Bar None Scheme was introduced by the Carlisle and Eden Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership in 2008 and last year over 40 premises becoming involved. The awards seek to establish a standard of excellence within the pubs, clubs and bars in both Penrith and Carlisle: The aims of the scheme are:
To reduce the incidents of crime and disorder associated with the consumption of alcohol
To promote Carlisle and Penrith as a safe and professional environment in which to live, work, visit and socialise.
To identify and reward responsible licensed premises
To share good practice with other in order to raise standards
Jane Muller Chair of the CDRP said: “The Best Bar None Awards has become an established event and we are delighted that those who operate licensed premises in North Cumbria have embraced the principles of the scheme to raise standards, promote good practice and highlight the good work of responsible licensees – it’s a great way for licensees to promote their businesses in this hard economic times.”
The Awards ceremony will be taking place at the Crown and Mitre Hotel, Carlisle on 22 May 2012 and all participating premises will be invited to attend. Licensed premises who are accredited as part of the Best Bar None Scheme will receive a plaque and certificate for public display and may become eligible for significant reductions in business insurance premiums through a scheme run by the BEDA.
For more information about the Best Bar None Scheme contact Eden District Council’s Scheme Co-ordinator (01768) 212148 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Eden District Council has 38 elected members and is the most sparsely populated district in England and Wales. The District area covers 830 square miles and has scenic landscapes, historic market towns, excellent tourist facilities and vibrant communities. The Council’s strategic aim is: To Best Serve the People of Eden.