From Nottinghamshire Live, for the second year running, Nottingham’s longest running gay bar has been crowned top of the pubs at the Best Bar None Awards.
The New Foresters, in St Ann’s Street, was overall winner at the ceremony this week, also scooping the award for Best Independent Venue.
Judges praised the passion and enthusiasm of the staff who are "valued like members of the family".
Debbie Law, who runs the boozer, said: “I was overwhelmed that we won one award, let alone two."
The New Foresters celebrate their win at the Best Bar None awards
The annual awards is run by Nottingham BID (Business Improvement District) to promote responsible management and safety in licensed premises, including hotels, clubs, restaurants and casinos.
Congratulating the New Foresters on its win, Andrew Crawford, a director of Nottingham BID, said: “This is a massive achievement.
“It reflects just how important they regard safety and all the measures that they take to ensure that the venue is well managed and operated for the benefit of staff and customers.”
James Anderson, a partner at award sponsors Poppleston Allen, added: “The overall standard was extremely high in all categories, reflecting the huge effort that many of Nottingham’s venues put into managing their operations responsibly.
“Having 76 venues achieving the gold standard only reinforces the commitment of local businesses to achieving the highest standards to ensure that Nottingham city not only has a vibrant night time economy but is also recognised as safe area for residents of the city and visitors to enjoy.”
Reported by Simon Wilson for Nottinghamshire Live.