Alcohol and Entertainment

The Licensing Act 2003 affects anyone who is concerned with:-

  • pubs and nightclubs
  • indoor sporting events
  • off-licences
  • restaurants that serve alcohol
  • businesses offering hot food between 11 pm and 5 am
  • hotels, guest houses and other places that sell alcohol
  • private members' clubs and social clubs
  • theatres and amateur dramatic groups
  • cinemas
  • organisers of occasional entertainment events - "temporary events"

The links below have more information on what you need to know.

  • Planning an event that includes licensable activities on unlicensed premises? Notify us at least 10 working days before your event.

  • A premises licence is needed if you intend to sell alcohol, provide late night refreshment, or provide certain entertainment from a particular venue. You still need a licence even if the activities are for charity.

  • Club Premises Certificates are licences which authorise qualifying clubs to use club premises for qualifying club activities.

  • Personal Licences authorise individuals to supply or authorise the supply of alcohol. They are separate from Premises Licences.

  • Recent applications for new licences and licence variations.

  • Our Statement of Licensing Policy under the Licensing Act 2003