Best Bar None Silver Plaque Award for Corbie Inn
presented at City Night Club, Falkirk
At a presentation last night, 19 February 2013, in the City Night Club in Falkirk, the Corbie Inn was presented with a framed Certificate and Silver Award Plaque.
It was in recognition of achieving the required level of accreditation in the annual scheme to improve licensed premises in Scotland.
Best Bar None helps in creating a safer drinking environment that is good for everyone; customers, owners, the wider community, licensees, bar staff in addition to developing good relations with police, fire and other partner agencies.
The Best Bar None Awards Scheme is sponsored by Diageo, Molson Coors and HEINEKEN together with the Scottish Government and is an integral part of the Safer Areas Initiatives within Scotland and works together with licensed premises to create a safer and more welcoming city and town centre environments.
It rewards safe and well-managed licensed venues with the issue of a display plaque which can be used to promote the venue.
The scheme focuses on safety and customer care, and gives each licensed venue the opportunity to prove it meets a standard of operation set in consultation with the government and alcohol industry at a national level.
Standards need to be achieved to get accredited
The award scheme is not simply a rubber-stamping exercise but a 4-stage process with required criteria needing to be achieve before accreditation is given:
- The Application
- All licensed venues are invited to apply for an application and best practice booklet.
- The Inspection (covering)
- Prevention of Crime & Disorder
- Protection of Public Safety
- Protection of the Environment
- Promotion of Public Health
- Protection of Children from Harm
- Each application is inspected and points allocated for “Essential”, “Desired” and “Bonus” categories with all essential points being required to receive an ‘accredited’ award.
- Additional points are given for achieving higher standards.
- The Awards
- Participants are invited to attend the awards ceremony.
The awards ceremony was opened with an introduction by Alastair Mitchell of The Falkirk Bid who introduced a well-known Scottish comedian, Des Clarke, as compere.
He started the proceedings off with a stand-up comedy routine to get everyone in the ‘mood’ before starting on the main course of the evening, the awards themselves.
First up was yours truly, representing the Corbie Inn, to be presented with our Silver Plaque by Councillor Allyson Black, Depute Convenor of the Licensing Board at Falkirk Council.
The awards cover all licensed venues and not just pubs, and the City Nghtclub was also a winner, but the winners in our category were:–
- The Carron Shore, Falkirk
- Behind The Wall, Falkirk
- The Earl of Zetland, Grangemouth
- Corbie Inn, Bo’ness
A significant achievement for Corbie Inn
Not all applicants are successful with the Corbie Inn being the only winner in this area.
One of the inspectors commented that the Corbie Inn should be proud of their achievement of being accredited with a Silver Plaque particularly on their first application and having been open for little more than 12 months.
And, rightly proud we are too and the plaque and certificate will be getting pride of place in the pub to prove it!