Latest government advice for restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaway services
Read the latest government advice on GOV.UK.
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
To apply for this, you'll need:
- no money (it's free)
- details about what you plan to do
- to show us where you plan to do it
Apply online for tables and chairs permission
Read the government's street party guidance, if you're thinking of organising a street party.