Three licenced premises in Bridlington have picked up awards for good practice.
The Bull and Sun pub, on Baylegate, and The Lobster Pot, on Kingsgate, joined The Bridlington Spa in winning categories in the East Riding Best Bar None Awards presented at Beverley Race Course.
They won the best pub, best food-led premises and best entertainment venue, respectively.
A total of 40 licensed premises across the East Riding applied to take part in the awards scheme, set up to help raise standards in the licensed trade and to reduce incidents of alcohol-related crime and disorder.
Judging has taken place over the last six months and has involved assessments from the police and the council’s licensing and public health teams. There were seven categories in total. Three awards were won by premises in Beverley, Driffield, Goole, and the overall winner was the Wrygarth Inn at Great Hatfield. Councillor Jackie Cracknell, who is responsible for community involvement at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “I’m delighted with the response of local licensees to the Best Bar None scheme and congratulate the winners.
“The bar and leisure industry is an important part of the night-time economy of the East Riding and this scheme encourages licensees to act responsibly, take pride in their premises and surroundings, and in doing so, put something back into their local community.”
Coun Cracknell added: “The efforts of all the participants is highly commendable, bringing lots of rewards for licensees including the prestige of being part of the awards scheme, increased business in the area and lower insurance premiums resulting from running safer establishments.
“But the main winners are the local community and visitors, who benefit from a more welcoming, attractive, lively and above all a safer place to visit.”
The Best Bar None scheme is a national awards scheme which started in Manchester in 2003 and has gone from strength to strength, both nationally and internationally, with around 100 areas in the UK and Canada now running the scheme.