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Vote Now! - Best Bar None - Houghton Regis And Dunstable

Best Bar None is all about making sure town centres are better, safer and more vibrant places to go out.

You know if you are visiting an accredited venue then everyone there is working hard to make sure you are enjoying yourself, and importantly, that you are doing it in a safe environment.

You can vote for your favourite drinking hole. All the venues that received Best Bar Non accreditation can be voted for, in this way you can show your support through the Peoples Vote.

Vote online or vote in person at the venue before 7 May 2018.

Voting closes on 7 May 2018.

All these venues have achieved 'Best Bar None' status, demonstrating they are responsible businesses when it comes to serving alcohol in the community. The nominations are already in, and you can vote for:

Club Cookies

Creasey Park Community FC

Gary Cooper (Wetherspoons)

Grove Theatre

The Old Sugar Loaf

White Lion

White Swan

The Kings Arms (Houghton Regis)

VOTE HERE


Find out more about the Best Bar None Scheme

News For Local Businessin Dunstable Houghton Regis 19 June 2014


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