In 2023, in partnership with the Leicestershire Police, Leicester City Council Licensing and Leicester City Watch, we launched the Best Bar None scheme in Leicester.  47 licenced premises have now received accreditation.

What is Best Bar None?

The Best Bar None scheme is dedicated to recognizing and celebrating establishments that go above and beyond in ensuring a safe, enjoyable, and inclusive environment for all patrons. Accredited venues listed below have demonstrated their commitment to excellence and responsible management, having undergone a thorough assessment process conducted by trained assessors.

Accredited Venues:

  1. The High Cross
  2. Las Iguanas
  3. The Terrace Bar
  4. Walkabout
  5. The Royal Standard
  6. The Grand Union
  7. Genting Casino
  8. Turtle Bay
  9. Queen Of Bradgate
  10. The Friary
  11. 1573 Bar and Grill
  12. Cosy Club
  13. The Distillery
  14. O’Neills
  15. Donald Watsons Cocktail Bar (Vegan Bar)
  16. Mosh
  17. Grosvenor Casino
  18. The Rutland and Derby
  19. The Globe
  20. Bodega Cantina
  21. Veeno
  22. 2Funky Complex
  23. Soar Point
  24. Merchant Of Venice (Granby Street)
  25. Herb
  26. Kayal
  27. Firebug
  28. Bistro Live
  29. The Corn Exchange
  30. The Two-Tailed Lion
  31. Revolution
  32. Phoenix
  33. Sonrisa
  34. Pizza Punks
  35. Knight + Garter
  36. 33 Cank Street
  37. Little Sister
  38. East Street Lanes
  39. Frankie and Benny’s
  40. Lane7
  41. Sixes Cricket
  42. Roxy Ballroom
  43. Audrey
  44. Hogarths
  45. The City Rooms
  46. Platinum Lace
  47. Curve

Best Bar None Awards Winners:

  • Best National Pub/Bar: Cosy Club
  • Best Live Entertainment Venue: Firebug
  • Best Late Night Venue: Mosh
  • Best Leisure Venue: East Street Lanes
  • Best Independent Pub/Bar: Rutland and Derby

These awards highlight the best of Leicester’s hospitality, promoting safe socializing and responsible management. Join us in acknowledging these establishments for their dedication to creating vibrant and secure spaces in our city. 

    Interested in applying for Best Bar None accreditation status next year?

    We will relaunch the application process in 2024, but feel free to express your interest in the process ahead of time by emailing us at info@

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