Best Bar None Awards

Winners 2023

  • Best Restaurant Independent – Positano
  • Best Restaurant National – Turtle Bay
  • Best Pub Independent – Royal Oak
  • Best Pub National – The Britannia
  • Best Entertainment Venue – G Live
  • Best Bar Independent – Guildford Jubilee Social Club
  • Best Bar National– The Rodboro Buildings
  • Best Late Night Small – 33Hertz
  • Best Late Night Large - Aux -Outstanding Contribution to the Evening and Late Night Economy – Tim Brown, paramedic for Aux
  • Most Improved Venue – The George Abbot
  • Overall Winner – Guildford Jubilee Social Club

Delivered by Experience Guildford, the town centre’s Business Improvement District, the Home Office endorsed awards celebrate best practice amongst the licensed trade, showcasing the hard work and commitment of Guildford’s venues to create and run safe, responsible and inviting town centre evening economy businesses.

A total of 38 venues gained Best Bar None accreditation across nine key categories, covering national and independent operators across the bar, pub, restaurant, late night venue and entertainment sectors. Each venue was assessed and judged by an expert panel on their delivery of four set operational criteria to select individual category winners. The assessment criteria included:

  • Prevention of crime and disorder
  • Public safety
  • Prevention of public nuisance
  • Protection of children from harm

Guest presenters included the national Best Bar None Co-ordinator, Sylvia Oates and the Deputy Police and Crime Commisioner, Ellie Vesey-Thompson.