Liverpool eatery is the first in the UK to receive Fresh Air award

Liverpool eatery Barbacoa has become the first in the UK to open a completely smoke-free outdoor dining area.

The restaurant has been recognised by the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation who have given their very first Fresh Air award to the Crosby-based establishment. 

The development came about following a social media survey used to establish customer feedback.

Barbacoa owner Gordon Tartt said:

“Customers were complaining that the outside of the restaurant was becoming an al fresco smoking lounge so we’ve created a place where people can eat and drink in a smoke free environment.

“During the fine weather people want to go outside but many were turned off by the huddle of smokers.

“It’s already proving extremely popular and we’re delighted to receive the very first Fresh Air award.”

Melody Holt, Tobacco Control Manager, Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation said:

“This is the first smoke free beer garden that we’re aware of and we would encourage other establishments to follow their lead.

“We believe it’s really important that when people step outside for fresh air, that’s what they should get rather than clouds of smoke.

“The dangers of passive smoking are well-known and we welcome any move that reduces the risk to people’s health.”

For more information about the Fresh Air award, and to find out how to apply, visit

Source: Click Liverpool

Image source: Wirral Globe

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