BARS and restaurants across Worcester are being awarded special accreditation that helps identify well-run businesses that serve alcohol.

Best Bar None is an accreditation supported by the Home Office which helps customers identify well-run businesses based on venue management, staff training and care, customer safety and welfare and customer service and community.

The Worcester BID have handed out the accreditation plaques to the TripelB Belgian Beer Café, All Bar One, The Conservatory, Worcester Whitehouse Hotel and Bottles Wine Bar.

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Worcester News: Sam McCarthy, Chief Executive of Worcester Bid.Sam McCarthy, Chief Executive of Worcester Bid. (Image: Worcester BID)

Sam McCarthy, CEO of Worcester BID, said: "To support the Purple Flag application, Worcester BID are delivering Best Bar None accreditation which is a scheme supported by the Home Office and assesses licenced venues, ensuring they are meeting licensed conditions and celebrating their successes where they go above and beyond."

The four criteria categories seek to:

  • Assess security measures and steps taken to reduce noise, litter and other effects the business may have
  • Considers how staff are supported by the business to perform their role, develop and grow, and to protect their wellbeing
  •  Reviews how well the venue takes care of its customers including preventing alcohol being sold to those under 18
  •  Recognises that businesses work hard to provide a warm welcome to their customers and the communities they are part of

TripelB Belgian Beer Cafe thanked Worcester BID on social media following being given its plaque.

A statement said:"We've received Best Bar None accreditation in recognition of us being a well-run bar. Yay!

"Thanks Worcester BID for facilitating."

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The accreditation lasts for a year and the assessment is regularly updated to ensure current priorities such as the safety of women and girls.

Every accredited business also receives a personalised report with advice and ideas about how to provide an even safer and more welcoming place for customers to have fun and socialise.

Worcester BID have also confirmed that seven more plaques are to be given to bars, clubs and restuarants from next week.

The new businesses are Mode Sports Bar & Grill, Tramps Night Club, Velvet, Zizzi, Tonic, Friar Street Kitchen, Ask Italian.