THEY are the Oscars of West Yorkshire’s pub and club world.
The county’s best licensed premises will be revealed at a ceremony in Wakefield tomorrow.
More than 60 pubs, clubs and bars from across West Yorkshire, which have all received Best Bar None accreditation, have the chance to win one of the prizes.
This weekend’s awards will single out the best venues in each district and an overall county winner will also be announced.
Assistant Chief Constable David Crompton, who will present the awards, said: “It’s a positive step that venues are working with us. am happy to see more pubs, clubs and bars getting involved from different areas of the county.
“We are keen to work with the trade in reducing alcohol-related disorder and crime. These venues are encouraging positive behaviour in the nighttime economies of our towns and cities.”
West Yorkshire Police, in partnership with the Government Office for Yorkshire and the Humber, councils, the fire brigade, trading standards and the British Beer and Pub Association, launched Best Bar None across the county last year.
The key elements of Best Bar None are:
Promoting responsible licensed trade management
The promotion of socially responsible drinking
Caring for and protecting customers
Reducing the potential for disorder in town centres and public places arising from alcohol abuse
Bars given accreditation in Kirklees include the Varsity, The Parish, The Venue, Yates, Revolution, The Cotton Factory, The Cherry Tree, The Warehouse and The Lord Wilson (all Huddersfield town centre), The Barge, Aspley, The Sovereign at Shepley and The Frontier and Brooklands Café Bar (both Batley).