Best Bar None Northamptonshire 2018/19  got underway in March with sponsorship for this years scheme has come from Carlsberg UK and from the Office of the Police, Crime and Fire Commissioner for the county.  A total of 25 venues from across the county originally applied to the scheme and with some then pulling out for various reasons leaving 20 of them to be assessed.

At the end of September 13 venues had been accredited having achieved the 100% score in the essential criteria.  Seven venues didn’t score highly enough but in most cases were just a few marks away and had made great effort in bringing their standards up.  A panel of judges then examined the top scoring venues in two categories – Best Pub/Bar and Best late Night-Night Venue – and came up with a winner and runner up in each category.

At an awards night attended by The Northamptonshire PCC Stephen Mold and Emilia Bland from Carlsberg UK the following accreditation awards were presented to:

Aspers Casino (Northampton), Bar So (Northampton), The Cordwainer (Northampton), The Gallery (Northampton), The Golden Horse (Northampton), The Kingfisher (Wellingborough), NB’s (Northampton), The Platform (Northampton), Pop Central (Kettering), Raff’s Bar (Wellingborough), Saxon Crown (Corby), Temple & Pure (Wellingborough), Urban Tiger (Northampton).

Winner Best – Pub/Bar – The Golden Horse                             Winner –  Best Late-Night Venue – The Platform

Runner-up – Pub/Bar –   The Kingfisher                                    Runner-up – Best Late-Night Venue – Temple & Pure

Martin O’Connell (Police Licensing Sergeant said,

“I would like to thank and congratulate all the premises that took part and were accredited in achieving such high standards. They are all thoroughly deserving of their award and their participation in the BBN scheme shows that they care about the security and safety of their customers and staff whilst providing vibrant entertainment in our night-time economies.”

PCC Stephen Mold said,

“As a sponsor, it was a pleasure to see so many licensees across Northamptonshire who are going the extra mile to ensure they give their customers the best and safest experience possible.  Many congratulations to all who took part, they are helping to raise the standards of the night time economy in our county.”


GOLDEN HORSE – Winners Best Pub/Bar         THE PLATFORM – Winners Best Late Night Venue


Accredited venues


The Gallery – Northampton


Late-Night Venue

Temple & Pure – Wellingborough



  • Martin O'Connell

    • Email: Martin.O'Connell@northants.pnn.police.uk