Alcohol and entertainment licensing

Alcohol licences

Latest government advice for restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaway services

Read the latest government advice on GOV.UK.

Do you need to apply for a variation?

The purpose of this form is to collect information about the measures you have implemented on your premises during the pandemic. 

If the information on this form does not reflect what is currently displayed on your licence you must apply for a minor (for the change of layout) or full variation (to increase/ add licensable activities).

COVID-19 survey for pubs, social clubs and restaurants regarding re-opening

Who needs a licence

If you are selling alcohol you will need certain licences.

Any premises where alcohol will be sold on a permanent basis need a premises licence.

Apply online for a premises licence

These premises will also require a designated premises supervisor (DPS) who holds a personal licence.

Anyone who plans to sell, supply, or authorise the sale or supply of alcohol needs a personal licence.

Qualifying members’ clubs (such as the Royal British Legion, working men’s clubs and rugby clubs) need a club premises certificate.

Anyone who plans to sell or supply alcohol on a temporary basis must submit a temporary event notice.

View our statement of licensing policy.

If you need to put tables and chairs on the pavement, outside your premises

Apply online for a tables and chairs licence