Licensing law in the United Kingdom affects not only pubs, clubs and restaurants. The laws, which are different in Scotland from England and Wales, cover any outlet which sells alcohol; provides public entertainment, such as live music, theatre or cinema; or sells hot food or drink after 11 pm.
This means outlets such as:
• Late-night takeaways
• Off licences
• Convenience stores
• Hotels and guesthouses
• Village or community halls
• Concert halls and music venues
• Indoor sports venues and centres
• Pleasure boats and other vessels
• Members’ clubs
• Pubs and bars
Any of these premises used for the sale of alcohol will require a premises licence, and anyone who sells or authorises the sale of alcohol must have a personal licence.
Training to avoid breaches of the law is a great deal cheaper than fines or lawyers!