The best drinking establishments in Stafford Borough were recognised at the recent Best Bar None awards.
The top two prizes were awarded to The Post House, who took home the Best Overall award for Stafford, and Granvilles who won Best Overall for Stone.
Other winners on the night included The Bear Grill who won Best Pub, the Swan Hotel who were awarded Best Bar and the Most Improved award went to the Sun Inn. The winners were decided after members from the council and police spent recent weeks checking the standards at pubs, bars and nightclubs in the borough.
Representatives from the various venues collected their awards at a ceremony held on Wednesday 11 March. Best Bar None was started and is led by Stafford Borough Council who work alongside a number of partners such as Staffordshire Police to deliver the scheme. Premises are marked on a range of objectives including health and safety practices, measures they adopt to protect young people from harm and also licensing compliance.
Cabinet Member for Community, Councillor Jeremy Pert, said;
“These awards do a great job of encouraging pubs and clubs to deliver an excellent quality of service and safe environment for their customers to eat and drink. This helps attract more visitors and benefits the night time economy of Stafford Borough.”
Best Bar None plaques are given to all accredited venues to display to their customers, and the winners on the night also received prizes donated by Stafford Leisure Centre, ABV Training, Shugborough Hall and Planters Garden Centre in Staffordshire. For more information on the Best Bar None scheme, or further information about PubWatch in the Stafford Borough area, contact Stafford Borough Council at email@example.com or 01785 619309.