Telford is voted UK’s #2 destination for night out
Telford has been ranked the second-best place in the UK for a night out in a new study undertaken by Get Licensed.
Telford has topped large city destinations such as Leeds, London, and Bristol in the polls, with an overall score of 7.56/10.
While Telford has fewer pubs and bars than York, which achieved first place, it makes up for it with an incredibly low pint price average of £2.60.
Telford's safety score was also ranked second highest in the report, achieving a 9.33/10, indicating that it performed well across all safety metrics.
According to the report, Telford performs particularly well when it comes to issues around hate crime, the survey suggested that this was not a concern to visitors when on a night out in the town.
The survey results also identified Telford as a great night out where you can have a good time without feeling endangered or threatened.
Scores are based on the number of drinking venues per head, the average cost of a pint and a range of different safety concerns.
Councillor Eileen Callear (Lab), Telford & Wrekin Council’s Cabinet Member for Visitor Economy, Employment and Skills, said: “Telford has a wonderful nightlife with a diverse offer that has something for everyone.
“There’s a wide range of pubs and bars across the town which cater for different age groups and drinks are certainly good value for money compared with other places in the UK.
“We’re proud to be placed above some of the largest cities in the UK, renowned for their nightlife, in this study which shows that Telford really is a top place to let your hair down and enjoy a night out.”
These factors were then added together to get an overall score, with each aspect being given an equal weighting, in order to determine the best night out in the UK.
The survey results can found here.