Best Bar None accreditation awarded to five businesses in the city

BARS and restaurants in Worcester receive a special accreditation that helps identify well-run businesses that serve alcohol.

Best Bar None is a Home Office-backed accreditation that helps customers identify well-run businesses based on venue management, staff training and care, customer safety and well-being, customer and community service.

Worcester BID handed out accreditation plaques to TripelB Belgian Beer Café, All Bar One, The Conservatory, Worcester Whitehouse Hotel and Bottles Wine Bar.

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Worcester News: Sam McCarthy, Managing Director of Worcester Bid.Sam McCarthy, chief executive of Worcester Bid. (Image: Worcester IDB)

Sam McCarthy, CEO of Worcester BID, said: “To support the Purple Flag application, Worcester BID issues Best Bar None accreditation which is a Home Office supported scheme and assesses licensed venues, ensuring that they abide by the licensing terms and celebrate their successes where they go above and beyond.”

The four categories of criteria aim to:

  • Assess safety measures and measures taken to reduce noise, waste and other effects the business may have
  • Considers how staff are supported by the business to fulfill their role, develop and grow, and to protect their well-being
  • Examines how well the venue takes care of its patrons, including preventing the sale of alcohol to those under 18
  • Recognizes that businesses work hard to provide a warm welcome to their customers and the communities they are part of

TripelB Belgian Beer Cafe thanked Worcester BID on social media after receiving their plaque.

A statement read: “We have been awarded Best Bar None accreditation in recognition of our quality as a bar. Yay!

“Thank you Worcester BID for the facilitation.”

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Accreditation lasts for one year and the assessment is regularly updated to ensure current priorities such as the safety of women and girls.

Each accredited business also receives a personalized report with tips and ideas on how to provide an even safer and more welcoming place for customers to have fun and socialize.

Worcester BID has also confirmed that a further seven plaques will be given out to bars, clubs and restaurants from next week.

The new companies are Mode Sports Bar & Grill, Tramps Night Club, Velvet, Zizzi, Tonic, Friar Street Kitchen, Ask Italian.

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