Alcohol, entertainments and late night refreshment licensing

For licensing and regulation of alcohol sales, late-night refreshments and regulated entertainments.

These licences are controlled by the Licensing Act 2003 and we are the licensing authority for Rushmoor. We are also responsible for enforcing the licences, along with several other agencies such as the police.

You need a licence for the:

  • Sale or supply of alcohol for consumption on or off the premises
  • Provision of 'regulated entertainment' to the public, or to club members and their guests. This includes plays, films, indoor sporting events, live music, recorded music (other than background music), dance and providing music-making or dancing facilities
  • Supply of hot food or drink between 11pm and 5am, for consumption on or off the premises (including mobile food vans)

These 'licensable activities' can be covered by either a premises licence (public or club) or by a temporary event notice (for short-term events).

We include information about:

Our statement of licensing policy

Our pdf icon Statement of licensing policy [944kb] provides information on how we will deal with applications. Please note that our cumulative impact policy has now expired, so any reference to this in our statement of licensing policy is no longer relevant.

The Home Office and Department of Culture, Media and Sport share responsibility for this legislation and provide information on their websites.

 
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