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Elwes Arms in Carlton crowned as Gedling borough’s Best Bar None winner

The Elwes Arms in Carlton was crowned as Gedling borough’s Best Bar None winner at an awards ceremony on Tuesday night.

The competition judges praised the popular venue which they described as a “valuable, integrated, part of its community, as shown by the annual community barbeque it holds”.

Pubs, bars and clubs across the county were also honoured at the ceremony, which was held at Goosedale, in Papplewick.

All of the venues eligible for an award had achieved Nottinghamshire Best Bar None accreditation, by passing a thorough assessment of their operating policies and procedures.

The judges also chose one overall winner – billed as “Best Bar None in Nottinghamshire”. This year this prestigious accolade was awarded to independent bar and restaurant andwhynot in Mansfield.

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Best Bar None is a national scheme, which is supported by the Home Office. There are currently over 30 individual schemes across the country, with each scheme tailored to suit the area in which it is run. Due to the way Best Bar None encourages licensees to continually improve their standards of operation, some areas that operate schemes have shown impressive reductions in alcohol-related crime and disorder.

WINNER: (l-r): Dave Harlow, Chef at The Elwes Arms, Beccy Webster, Manager at The Elwes Arms and Councillor Marje Paling, Chair of the Licensing Act Committee at Gedling Borough Council.

The scheme in Nottinghamshire is the country’s first county-wide scheme, and launched in 2015. It is funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner and Nottinghamshire County Council.

PCC Paddy Tipping said: “I want people to have a great night out in safety. Licensed venues can play a key role in this, while ensuring a thriving local economy, but only when they provide a safe environment where people can enjoy themselves.

“Best Bar None helps to nurture this safe environment by raising standards and encouraging licensees to take pride in their premises. The commitment the venues have shown in achieving accreditation deserves to be recognised, and will hopefully be rewarded through increased custom from people looking for a safe place to visit.”

Councillor Glynn Gilfoyle, Chairman of the Community Safety Committee at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “This year’s assessments have shown that standards across the county are already increasing, especially in those venues accredited for a second year.

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“It’s creating a win-win situation for both licensed venues, who will see less enforcement as well as improved relations with the Police and local authorities, and their customers who can be sure of being in a safe, enjoyable environment when they go out.”

This year it has also been sponsored by Diageo GB, and Fraser Brown Solicitors.

More information on the scheme, as well as the award winners and all the accredited venues, can be found

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