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Best Bar None Eastbourne

Best Bar None Eastbourne will reopen to expressions of interest in winter 2024. 

The scheme helps promote Eastbourne as a safe and vibrant place to go at night so that residents and visitors can feel confident about enjoying an evening out in the town.

It's also good for business, with the Home Office recognising the scheme as having a positive effect on the night time economy.

First piloted in Manchester in 2003, it has since been adopted by 75 town and cities across the UK.

In 2023, Best Bar None is coming to Eastbourne.

Eastbourne businesses which have already joined the scheme include:

  • The Hart
  • The View Hotel
  • The Stage Door
  • Gianni's Restaurant
  • Dewdrop Inn
  • The Rainbow
  • The Eagle
  • The Printer's Playhouse
  • The Belgian Café
  • Qualisea Fish Restaurant

How your business can get involved

We are currently closed for new expressions of interest but will reopen later in 2024. This will include pubs, bars, cafés, restaurants and hotels interested in becoming an accredited venue.

The Best Bar None Eastbourne partnership

The Best Bar None Eastbourne partnership includes:

  • Eastbourne Borough Council,
  • Sussex Police
  • East Sussex Fire and Rescue
  • Trading Standards
  • East Sussex Public Health
  • Representatives from the licensed trade in Eastbourne

Through a robust assessment and accreditation process the scheme aims to:

  • Support efforts to reduce alcohol related crime and disorder
  • Build positive relationships between the licensed trade, police and local authorities
  • Improve knowledge and skills in the responsible management of licensed premises
  • Recognise and reward responsible premises
  • Support venues to meet the minimum standards
  • Champion ongoing improvement in the management of licensed premises
  • Enable the sharing of good practice amongst licensed premises

National sponsors of Best Bar None

  • Pernod Ricard
  • Heineken
  • JD Wetherspoon
  • Mitchells & Butlers
  • Asahi UK
  • Stonegate Pub Company
  • UK Hospitality
  • British Beer and Pub Association


How we will use your information

Privacy Notice for Best Bar None Eastbourne (PDF) [117KB]

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