Monday February 15th 2016

Sheffield celebrates Best Bar None Awards

Sheffield’s Best Bar None Scheme celebrated its annual awards last Thursday night.

The ceremony, held at The City Hall, brought together people from the pub, bar and club industry from across the city for a night of food, entertainment and celebrations. Representatives from across the city’s main night time economy were given the opportunity to enter their establishments into a number of categories, including; Best Bar, Best Club and Best Pub.

The nominations were judged by a range of local judges including BID Administration Manager, Paul Grogan. He said ‘It was a real privilege to be invited onto the panel and I was very impressed at how seriously the judges approached the whole process. The competition between all the Sheffield city centre establishments is very fierce so it was a difficult job judging, but it would be great to be asked back next year to see how much they’ve all raised the bar.’

BID Manager Diane Jarvis presented the award for University Challenge, an award celebrating the hard work of the universities in Sheffield. This year’s winner was The University of Sheffield.

The Old House, part of the Forum Café Bars group, was crowned the Overall Winner for Sheffield BBN 2016/17, knocking Popworld from the top spot after their win last year. Revolution Sheffield, part of the Revolution chain, picked up the Most Improved Award after their efforts to match the high standards set by other bars in the area.

The Sheffield Best Bar None scheme is headed up by Tracey Ford and the Sheffield Drugs and Alcohol Co-Ordination Team (DACT). The scheme is open to pubs, bars and clubs across the City Centre, Ecclesall Road and Sharowvale Road. Its aim is to promote responsible management and operation of alcohol licensed premises.

Sheffield was recently successful at the National Best Bar None Awards in London on the 2nd February. The city picked up both the award for Most Innovative Scheme and for Best Overall Scheme.

A full list of categories and winners can be found at

For more information on the Best Bar None scheme, visit their website

Sheffield University

BID Manager Diane Jarvis (right) presents the University Challenge award to The University of Sheffield

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