GLASSES were raised to the safest boozers in Kirklees at an awards bash.
Pubs, clubs and bars from across the district were honoured by West Yorkshire Police in the Best Bar None scheme.
It recognises responsible operators who promote safe drinking, protect customers and commit to combating booze-related anti-social behaviour.
Troy Daniels, coordinator of the scheme, said: “Venues from across the district have been successful in gaining awards. These bars, pubs and nightclubs have done really well to achieve recognition and we are pleased to have been able to work with them.”
The Huddersfield establishments awarded the Best Bar None accreditation at Huddersfield Town Hall on Thursday were: The Sovereign, Varsity, The Parish, The Venue, Yates, Revolution, The Cotton Factory, The Cherry Tree, The Warehouse and Lloyds bar The Lord Wilson.
The Frontier and Brooklands cafe bar, both in Batley, also picked up awards.
They were assessed on issues like door and security policies, first aid and health and safety, dealing with customers and handling alcohol abuse and drugs.
Best Bar None is a partnership between the police, the government office for Yorkshire and Humberside, the fire service, West Yorkshire Trading Standards, the British Beer and Pub Association and Kirklees Council.