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The Hideout wins a victory for Sheffield Hallam over the University of Sheffield - Next stop Varsity

Sheffield Hallam Students’ Union is officially the best student bar in Sheffield according to the Best Bar None Scheme.

On Thursday 8th February 2018 we beat the University of Sheffield Students' Union, for a second year running, in the University Challenge category at the prestigious awards night in the City. The category of “University Challenge” is a hard fought contest between the two Universities to see who has the best standard of responsible management and operation of their bars.

Best Bar None is a National Award Scheme supported by the Home Office and the drinks industry which is aimed primarily at promoting responsible management and operation of alcohol licensed premises. Last night was Sheffield’s awards event to celebrate the achievements of those premises that sign up to the scheme. This is not an easy accreditation to achieve and the range of criteria you have to evidence is wide ranging and detailed.

Luke Renwick, Students' Union President, spoke about the victory:

"It was amazing for us to be crowned the winners against the University of Sheffield again, and that we are able to assure our students that we are a safe and responsible venue. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the bid, and a BIG special thank you to all the staff, including our many student staff,  who worked hard to prove we deserve to be a Best Bar None winners."

Come and have a drink with us in the Hideout to celebrate!