Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Shearer's the Best Bar by Far

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Shearer's the Best Bar by Far

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There has been much written, for and against, on the campaign for a knighthood for Alan Shearer.

Whether wor man eventually does become a Sir remains to be seen, but he can be content in knowing he ( or at least the pub which bears his name ( has just been given two awards.

Shearer's Sports Bar, part of Newcastle United FC, won the top awards at a glittering licensed trade event organised by Safe Newcastle and held in the city.

Not only did Shearer's win its Best Bar category but the iconic venue, which opened just two years ago, was also judged the Best Overall In Newcastle.

The Best Bar None Awards were set up two years ago by Safe Newcastle, a community safety partnership between the police and local authority, and are highly regarded within the city's licensed trade sector. The programme aims to recognise and reward those city venues which help to reduce alcohol-related disorder and promote responsible drinking.

As part of the strict judging process, Shearer's was examined on its door, drink and drugs policies, crime prevention and emergency procedures. …

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