Best Bar None was piloted in Manchester in 2003. It proved to have such a positive effect on the evening and nighttime economy (ENTE) it is now active in over 75 towns and cities across the UK. The Bournemouth scheme started in 2008 making 2017 the 10th year of the awards with plans for an extra special celebration of Best Bar None in Bournemouth on Wednesday 6th September this year!! If you want to take part, contact Jon Shipp on the detail below and register your interest.

Our mission statement is……

To reduce alcohol related crime and antisocial behaviour. To increase business, through the delivery of training, education and promotion of best practice, and to create a partnership between the local authority, the police, the trade and the private sector to broaden the appeal of an area more especially it’s evening and nighttime economy.

Best Bar None 2017 will launch on the 31st March with the Awards Night held at Cameo & Myu on Wednesday 6th September. For more information or to request an application please use the contact detail below.

Accredited venues

Overall Winner 2016: The Grove Tavern, Southbourne

Joint winners Bar and Club Category: Halo, Walkabout
Winner of the Pub Category: Yates’s
Winner of the Community Venue Category: The Grove Tavern
Winner of the Live Music and Arts Category: The O2 Academy
Winner of the Independent Venue Category: The Lost Paradise

All accredited venues not listed above:
Bar So & 1812
Christopher Creeke
For Your Eyes Only
Mary Shelley
Moon in the Square
Parkstone and Heatherlands
Sir Percy Florence Shelley
Spearmint Rhino
The Old Fire Station
The Winchester


  • Jon Shipp

    • Email: jon.shipp@bournemouth.gov.uk