Llandudno and Conwy boast the best pubs and bars in the region.

The Best Bar None awards were held last month with The Carlton, The Lily Bar and Grill and the Blue Bell among the winners.

The Carlton was named best pub as well as the overall winner, The Lily best bar and the Blue Bell won the Going Green Award. Towyn's Golden Sands Holiday Park rounded out the award winners with being named the best leisure venue in the area.

Best Bar None is an accreditation scheme supported by the Home Office and the drinks industry, aimed at promoting responsible management and operation of alcohol licensed premises.

More than 28 pubs, bars and leisure venues in the region are part of the scheme and they each completed rigorous assessments earlier in the year to demonstrate they meet the high standards of premises management required by the Best Bar None scheme.

Cllr Mark Baker, cabinet member for community development, services and regulations, said: "I would like to congratulate all the category winners and this year's Overall Winner for achieving such high standards.

"They are all thoroughly deserving of their award and their participation in the BBN scheme has contributed to a significant reduction in alcohol-related disorder, boosting the County’s day and night-time economy."

Local scheme co-ordinator, Samantha Jones, said “We are really pleased that more venues than ever in Conwy County have been successful in gaining the Best Bar None accreditation.

"It’s good for the area, showing that the licensed venues take safety seriously.”

National co-ordinator for Best Bar None, Mick McDonnell, said: “I would like to thank all those schemes that took the time to enter the awards this year.

"It is always encouraging to read about the different initiatives our members are developing in order to make the local community a safer place, and I am pleased and proud that we are able to recognise and reward the best of those."

The awards night was held on Monday, November 26, at the Golden Sands Holiday Park.

A raffle and auction was also held on the night which raised over £1800 in aid of the memory boxes appeal, Joshua’s Boxes.