The Sheffield Best Bar None 2018/19 awards were held at Sheffield City Hall on 8 February and several pubs and bars serving real ale were among the big winners. The Common Room on Devonshire Street, which serves a selection of True North beers, was awarded the overall prize, while the Benjamin Huntsman on Cambridge Street and Champs on Ecclesall Road placed first and second respectively in the Best Pub category. Finally, Maida Vale on West Street was named Best Newcomer.
Meanwhile, Sheffield’s Best Bar None scheme has been awarded the Most Innovative Scheme at the national Best Bar None Awards. The awards, which recognise the promotion of responsible management and operation of venues which are licensed to sell alcohol, named Sheffield’s Best Bar None Champion Scheme as the most innovative scheme in the country.
Across the UK, 75 Best Bar None schemes operate with the aim of reducing alcohol-related crime and disorder, building positive relationships between licensed venues, the police and local authorities, and helping staff responsibly manage licensed premises. In Sheffield, the Best Bar None scheme contributes to reduction in alcohol-related disorder and helps to boost the city’s evening economy.