Which Ipswich bar gets your vote?

Bowmans best bar none winner in 2014

Bowmans best bar none winner in 2014 - Credit: Archant

Voting has opened for this year’s Best Bar None Awards, which celebrates the safest, most welcoming and responsibly-run bars in the town.

Customers are able to vote in the People’s Choice category, for the bars they enjoy visiting which are secure and safe.

Last year, the award was scooped by Bowmans, which has once again been nominated in this year’s competition. Joining the 2014 award winners in the final are the Dove Street Inn, Ipswich Regent, Ipswich Town Hall and Corn Exchange, The Kingfisher, Degero, Revolution and Cult Bar.

Vote for your top bar hereNeil MacDonald, Ipswich Borough Council’s Safer Ipswich portfolio-holder, said: “Best Bar None helps us to keep Ipswich safe at night and I am pleased that it has become so popular among venues here.

“The People’s Choice award gives EADT readers a chance to have their say and I hope we will see many nominations for this coveted prize.”

The Ipswich Borough Council-organised scheme is backed by Suffolk police and Ipswich Central, with the aim to reduce alcohol-related crime and build positive relationships between licensees, traders, police, local authorities and the public.

Suffolk police superintendent Kerry Cutler, said: “The Best Bar None scheme in Ipswich has transformed licensing issues, especially those related to the night time economy.”