Nottingham BID has delivered the Best Bar None scheme for Nottingham City Centre since 2010. In 2016 we achieved a record number of accreditations for the Nottingham city centre scheme, with 75 businesses meeting the Best Bar None standard.

The Nottingham city centre Best Bar None scheme not only accredits businesses who successfully meet the criteria, but incentivises businesses to achieve higher scores through the bronze, silver and gold accreditations based on different thresholds. The highest scoring businesses in each of the four categories (Best Bar, Club, Pub and Restaurant) are then put forward to panel of independent licensing experts to choose a winner based on how they go above and beyond the criteria to run safe and enjoyable venues.

The Best Bar None scheme for 2017 is now underway and two additional categories have been added; Best Cocktail Bar and Best Independent Operator. Winners will be announced at an award ceremony in early September.

Accredited venues

In 2016, the category winners were:

Best Restaurant: Bistro Live

Best Bar: Faradays

Best Pub: The Company Inn

Best Nightclub: Volt


The following businesses were accredited in 2016:

Alea Casino, All Bar One, Annies Burger Shack, Ask Italian, Bistro Live, Bodega, Boilermaker, Broadway, Browns, Bunkers Hill, Calcutta Club, Cast at Nottingham Playhouse, Chino Latino, Cock and Hoop, Cookie Lounge, Copper, Cosmo, Curious Manor, Das Kino, Faradays, Fothergills, Genting Casino, Grosvenor Casino, Harvester, Horn in Hand, Ink, Joseph Else, Junk Yard, Kean’s Head, Las Iguanas, Last Chance Saloon, Lloyds No1, Lord Roberts, Missoula, National Ice Centre, Ned Ludd, New Foresters, NG1, Oceana, Pit and Pendulum, Rescue Rooms, Revolution Cornerhouse, Revolution Hockley, Ride, Rock City, Ropewalk, Royal Children, Rum House, Saint Bar, Sinatras, Slug and Lettuce, Spanky Van Dykes, Squares, Stealth, Suede, The Approach, The Bank, The Bowery Club, The Bunker, The Canal House, The Castle, The Company Inn, The Cross Keys, The Forum, The Gate House, The Golden Fleece, The Gooseberry Bush, The Major Oak, The Malt Cross, The Market Bar, The Roebuck Inn, The Waterfront, Three Crowns, Tropeiro, Volt Nightclub, Yates.