National Best Bar None 2016

Finalists announce for BBN Scotland National Awards 2015-2016

BBN Scotland

Fifty-four venues in Scotland have been chosen as finalists in the Best Bar None Scotland National Awards 2015-16 to find the best licensed premises in the country.

Corbie Inn is delighted to have been successful in reaching the National BBN Finals for 2016 in the Heart of the Community category for the second year running.

The National Awards rewards the best of the 400 plus Best Bar None accredited venues in Scotland and are a highly prestigious and well-attended event. 

This year the awards ceremony will be held on Thursday 24th March at The Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow.

Last year at the 5th Best Bar None Annual Awards Ceremony the Corbie Inn won the Heart of the Community for 2015.

BBN Awards 2016

BBN Award Winner

As last year there are 5 finalists in the Heart of the Community category:-

  1. Imperial Bar - (Airdrie & Coatbridge)
  2. Corbie Inn - (Falkirk (Bo'ness)
  3. The Old Ship Inn - (Perth)
  4. Behind the Wall - (Falkirk)
  5. Hamish's Hoose - (Paisley)

It's maybe too much to expect to win 2 years in a row but regardless of the outcome, just to be recognised again as achieving the high standards required to reach the finals, is an accolade in its own right!

That's not to say we wouldn't love to get another BBN award to add to last year's but both we and our staff should all be justifiably proud of getting as far as we have.

Arlene Campbell, National Lead for Best Bar None Scotland, said:

“The Best Bar None National Awards is one of the most important dates in the Scottish licensed trade calendar. I am delighted that fifty-four venues in Scotland have been chosen as finalists. This is real recognition of the effort that owners and managers of local pubs, clubs and hotels put into ensuring best practice at their venues for safety, responsibility, staff training and concern for the community.

“Anyone looking for a good, safe night out in Scotland should look out for a Best Bar None venue knowing it has been through a rigorous accreditation process and demonstrated high standards across a range of important criteria.”

Best Bar None Scotland

The Best Bar None scheme was developed by Greater Manchester Police as part of the Manchester City Centre Safe project in 2003. In 2005, the scheme was launched in Scotland and since then it has grown from strength to strength.

The Best Bar None Scotland scheme is to help create a safer drinking environment that is good for everyone. The wider community, customers, owners, licensees, bar staff as well as police, fire and other partner agencies.

The focus of the Best Bar None scheme is on public safety and customer care, together with the following key principles: prevention of crime and disorder, securing public safety, prevention of public nuisance, protecting and improving public health and the protection of children from harm. 

Good luck to all the finalists in all the different categories.

The Corbie Crow