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Article date: 29 Dec 2011

The Square Peg, in Birmingham, has scooped a top prize in the city’s 2011 Best Bar None awards.

The pub has been named at ‘best city-centre pub’, at the annual awards ceremony, held this year at the ICC.

The city-wide scheme, now in its fourth year, promotes a safer and more responsible pub culture in the city, by rewarding good management which discourages binge drinking and helps to prevent alcohol-related crime.

The scheme is run in a partnership among Birmingham City Council, West Midlands Fire Service and West Midlands Police.

Jacqui Kennedy, director of regulation and enforcement at Birmingham City Council, said: “Each shortlisted venue was visited to assess its merits, before the winners were selected for meeting a wide range of factors, including the quality of their food and drink, service levels,staff training, security and ambience.

“This event is like the Oscars of pub management in the city. It has been a very hard job to pick the winners, as the standard of the entrants has been extremely high.”

Phil Edmonds, pub manager at The Square Peg, pictured front with (l to r) bar associate Wayne Mansel, team leader Sylvia Wilson and bar associate Mary McCarthy, said: “We are thrilled to have been voted ahead of so many other excellent venues in the city.”

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