By law, the following activities are licensable:
- selling alcohol by retail
- if you’re a qualifying club, supplying alcohol to a club member, or to sell alcohol to a guest of a club member
- providing regulated entertainment
- selling late night refreshment - selling hot food and drink between 11pm and 5am for consumption on or off the premises (including take-aways and mobile caterers) unless you’re a hotel, staff canteen or campsite
Licensable activities may only be carried on under, and in accordance with, one of the following:
- premises licence
- club premises certificate
- temporary event notice
All premises where alcohol is supplied under the authority of a premises licence requires a Designated Premises Supervisor – such individuals must have a Personal Licence. Exceptionally, it can be provided by a committee for certain types of premises eg. village halls, community centres.
Our licensing authority officers carry out risk-based, unannounced inspections of all licensed premises throughout the year.
If you’re concerned about a licensed premises, please contact us.
Home Office's mandatory code for alcohol retailers