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Night-time venues celebrated for safety

Over twenty venues in and around Chesterfield town centre have been recognised for helping to create a safer night out with reduced alcohol-related crime.

The businesses received the ‘Best Bar None‘ accreditation at a special awards ceremony at the SMH Group Stadium on 8 July.

Following the scheme’s launch last summer, licensed premises were invited to register. Businesses that applied have been assessed over the previous few months – with the below 22 successful:

  • Gasoline
  • Star Inn
  • Spa Lane Vault
  • Rose and Crown
  • Spotted Frog
  • Chandlers
  • The Association
  • Beach and Groove
  • Rosie O’Learys
  • Alberts Jungerer Bruder
  • The Portland
  • Chesterfield Football Club
  • Einsteins
  • GAS Bar and Bites
  • Donkey Derby
  • Aruba
  • Dirty Habit
  • Ritzy’s
  • Bambu Tiki Bar
  • Winding Wheel Theatre
  • Bulls Head
  • Crown and Anchor.
Awards for safer Chesterfield nightt-ime venues

Best Bar None Awards Ceremony 2024

Supported by the Home Office and drinks industry, the Best Bar None scheme was launched last summer by Chesterfield Borough Council, in partnership with Best Bar None, Chesterfield Pubwatch and Derbyshire Constabulary.

The scheme is designed to build positive relationships between the licensed trade, police and local authorities, and champions improvements to the management of venues, encouraging best practices to be shared.

Councillor Kate Sarvent, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for town centres and visitor economy, said: “We are pleased to have rolled out the Best Bar None scheme in Chesterfield and it is great to see so many businesses receive their accreditations.

“Chesterfield is a very safe place to live, socialise and visit, and we hope that the introduction of this scheme will help people to feel confident that they can enjoy a night out safely.”

Roger Butler, the Chair of Chesterfield Pubwatch, said: “Chesterfield has many great pubs, restaurants, bars and clubs. It is a great place to enjoy an evening out.

“It’s also a very safe place to socialise. However, like towns and cities around the country, alcohol-related crime and disorder can sometimes be an issue.

“We want to ensure Chesterfield is even safer, and even more welcoming at night, and we’re really pleased that a huge number of businesses have been awarded the Best Bar None accreditation.”

Businesses can sign up for the Best Bar None scheme by contacting the council’s licensing team at or by calling 01246 345230.

Expansion of the scheme into other areas of the town has been proposed throughout 2024 and 2025, to help improve night-time safety across all local communities. Learn more about the Best Bar None scheme on the Chesterfield Borough Council website.

Chesterfield is home to many independent bars, restaurants and entertainment venues. Find out more about nights out in Chesterfield and eating out. More ideas for summer can be found at

Dirty Habit 2022 food and drink

Tara Underhill

Senior Destination Chesterfield Coordinator

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Cocktail from Dirty Habit and ice cream from the Batch House

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