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Best Bar None Eastbourne

Best Bar None is a nationally recognised accreditation scheme, supported by the Home Office and drinks industry, that promotes and rewards excellence in licensed premises. The scheme has reopened to expressions of interest, closing Thursday 29 February 2024.

The scheme will help 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 inviting licensed businesses in Eastbourne to express an interest in becoming a Best Bar None accredited venue. This includes pubs, bars, cafés, restaurants and hotels.

To express an interest in joining the scheme, please complete the form below.

Once you register your interest we will send you detailed information on what joining the scheme will involve and how to get your business accredited if you wish to.

We will be carrying out assessments in early 2024 after the window for applications closes on Wednesday 31 January 2024.

From then on, customers will be able to spot an accredited venue by looking out for a certificate or window sticker that has the Best Bar None logo. You'll also be able to find all accredited venues on the Best Bar None website.

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]

Next steps

Register your interest