Best Bar None


Please remember to visit the Sheffield Best Bar None Website.

Sheffield DACT lead on Sheffield’s Best Bar None scheme,and for the 2017-18 period will enter its seventh year.  BBN is a Home Office supported accreditation scheme recognising responsible licensing practice in line with the four core licensing objectives, and Sheffield currently has 40 premises accredited.  At present the scheme is only open to premises operating within the city centre ring road, on Ecclesall Road and Sharrowvale Road.  The scheme culminates annually in an awards ceremony which celebrates the achievement of all of the premises as well as awarding runner up and winner status in each of the categories; Best Pub, Best Bar and Best Club.

There is also a Best Bar None app for Sheffield. It is the one stop app for all the information you need for a safe night out in the city. It allows you to find Sheffield’s best and safest entertainment venues for your night out via GPS and includes all best bar none accredited premises in the city. It also gives tips on your health and safety during a night out and travel information.

The app is available for Android and Apple devices, click on the correct link for your device on the left to download.

New resources (added 24th July):

BBN Zero Tolerance to Drugs Poster (for accredited premises)

BBN Sheffield Postcard


If you have any queries about Best Bar None please contact the DACT’s BBN Co-ordinator on or call 0114 273 6881.

The Best Bar None 2017/2018 Scheme will hold its annual awards dinner at the Sheffield City Hall on the 9th February 2017, last year this was attended by 290+ guests. A total of 40 of the ‘best’ city centre bars, pubs, licensed restaurants and nightclubs will be accredited with the prestigious Best Bar None status. Awards will also be presented for the best licensed premises in each category as well as a most improved award and the overall Best Bar None 2017/2018 winner. These winners will be announced on this page on the morning of the 10th February.

The accredited premises for 2017/18 are:

Accredited Pubs
The Bankers Draft Beehive
The Benjamin Huntsman The Cavendish
Champs Frog & Parrot
The Globe Howard Hotel
The Sheffield Waterworks Company The Sheaf Island
The Sheffield Tap  Yates
Accredited Bars
All Bar One Bar & Beyond
Be At One Beg Borrow & Steal
Bloo 88 The Common Room
The Forum The Harley
House of Hugo Kettle Black
The Old House Mulberry Tavern
Reflex Revolution
SOYO Tiger Works
Walkabout West Street Live
Accredited Nightclubs
AREA Corporation/Local Authority
Crystal Leadmill
o2 Academy Paris
Plug Popworld

In addition, both universities (The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University) were also accredited.