When you walk into a bar in Wrexham and you see the Best Bar None sign, it means you have just stepped inside a Best Bar None (BBN) Wrexham accredited venue.

Every BBN venue has put their premises to the test to prove just how committed they are to keeping you safer on your night out.

Best Bar None Wrexham is part of the national voluntary Best Bar Scheme  for night time venues, designed to keep staff and customers safe while recognising excellence in their industry via a ‘rigorous audit’ of over 120 criteria covering everything from responsible   and safe management to customer care.


Participating licensees are encouraged to act responsibly and take pride in their premises and surroundings and, in doing so, put something back into their town and local communities. The scheme culminates annually in an awards ceremony which celebrates the achievement of all of the premises.

The scheme is in partnership with North Wales Police, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service and Wrexham County Borough Council and aims to reduce alcohol-related incidents by raising the standards of licensed premises and building positive relationships among all stakeholders which include operators of licensed premises and their staff.

All premises that enter the Best Bar None Awards Scheme are audited by trained assessors and, if successful, will become an accredited member of the scheme achieving either a Gold, Silver or Bronze award. The top premises are then put before an independent judging panel, who select the winners in each category.

Cllr Hugh Jones, Lead Member for Communities, Partnerships, Public Protection and Community Safety said, “Our licensees are serious about safety and customer care and provide a consistent standard which supports Licensing Regulations, policies and best practice. Each and every premises that achieves accreditation will be displaying the Best Bar None certificates at their premises so when you see them you can be sure of a safe and enjoyable visit”

Take a look at the BBN winners from 2018/19

BBN 2019/20 – applications can still be made to participate in this years awards, contact comunitysafety@wrexham.gov.uk . Audits of premises will take place in February 2020 and the Awards night will be in March 2020.

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