Best Bar None

About the Best Bar None scheme

The Best Bar None award scheme was piloted in Manchester City Centre in 2003 to promote the responsible management and operation of alcohol-licensed premises. It was supported by the Home Office and the BII, and now has the backing of Diageo GB, Heineken, Molson Coors and Pernod-Ricard. The scheme has taken off nationally, as more local authorities operate Best Bar None schemes.

Best Bar None in Kensington and Chelsea

In 2008 the scheme was introduced to Kensington and Chelsea as a pilot covering the Knightsbridge, Chelsea and Earl’s Court areas. In 2009 this was extended across the whole borough, taking in Kensington, Notting Hill and North Kensington.

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s Best Bar None scheme recognises, promotes and rewards the responsible management and operation of alcohol-licensed premises. The ultimate aim is to offer and maintain a high quality, safe and enjoyable social experience within the borough for those that live in, work in or visit the area.

However, the decision has recently been made not to proceed with Best Bar None for 2016/17. The BBN team would like to thank everyone who has been involved and taken part in the scheme. Any queries should be made to

Contact us

Best Bar None Team: tel: 020 7341 5708; email:

Licensing Team: tel: 020 7341 5152; email:

Police Licensing Team: tel: 020 7370 6065