Best Bar None Awards Showcase Leicester’s Finest Establishments

Best Bar None Awards Showcase Leicester’s Finest Establishments

Five well-loved Leicester establishments were presented with awards at the Best Bar None awards last night, which brought together Leicester’s premier establishments for a night of celebration and recognition as part of the Best Bar None scheme.

Presented by BID Leicester, in collaboration with Leicestershire Police, Leicester City Council Licensing, and Leicester City Watch, the awards acknowledged the commitment of local businesses to excellence in the licensed trade. 

King Brasstards entertain on the stage. Credit: DeBG Photography

Across 5 categories, the winners and runners-up of the Best Bar None Awards in various categories are as follows: 

  • Best National Pub/Bar: Cosy Club (Runners-Up: The Friary, Revolution) 
  • Best Live Entertainment Venue: Firebug (Runners-Up: Curve, 2 Funky Music Café)
  • Best Late Night Venue: Mosh (Runners-Up: Firebug, Grosvenor Casino) 
  • Best Leisure Venue: East Street Lanes (Runners-Up: Sixes Cricket, Lane7) 
  • Best Independent Pub/Bar: Rutland and Derby (Runners-Up: The Globe, The Two Tailed Lion) 

The awards ceremony, which took place at The City Rooms, gathered representatives from  Leicester’s vibrant hospitality sector, featuring Best Bar None sponsors De Montfort University, The Music Licence, and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, with Everards generously providing drinks throughout the evening. 

Comperes Claire Chamber and Tom Watts. Credit: DeBG Photography

As well as the award winners, 47 licensed venues have achieved the Best Bar None accreditation, showcasing them as top-notch operators, committed to excellence and safety. 

The assessment acts as a detailed check-up to make sure that the venue meets the highest standards. Trained assessors visit each venue, and venues need to show that they have effective policies, that they train their staff well, and they keep good records. 

The process boosts confidence, promotes community collaboration, and assures the public that they can trust they’ll have a great night out. Best Bar None accreditation is not just an accolade; it’s a dynamic tool promoting continuous improvement, making Leicester’s nightlife a benchmark for safety and quality. 

For more information on Best Bar None and how to apply, visit

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