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, Cumbria being one.

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 night-time economy.

Accredited venues

301 Mile
Carlisle Racecourse
The Caledonian
The Cumberland
The Griffin
The Harraby Inn
Toby Carvery

Joe Bananas
Shakers Cocktail Bar
The Henry Bessemer
The Whittington Cat
Whitehaven Civic Hall

The Bransty Arch


  • Whitehaven venues - Andrew Clarke

    • Email: andrew.clarke@copeland.gov.uk
  • Carlisle venues - Scott Adams

    • Email: scott.adams@cumbria.pnn.police.uk
  • Workington venues - Mitchell Franks

    • Email: mitchell.franks@cumbria.pnn.police.uk