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