Licensing solicitor Poppleston Allen has addressed questions from readers of The Morning Advertiser about how to operate during the festive period.
1. Under-age sales
Make sure you have SIA-registered door staff who can check the age of potential customers in accordance with what your premises licence says about access of under-18s, the solicitors advise.
Staff inside the pub should also be trained to check IDs and monitor the site for under-age drinking and under-age customers using age-restricted gambling machines.
2. Unpredictable clients
The Christmas period brings with it indulgence and many people drinking more than they would on a usual night out.
Poppleston Allen advises you carry out a risk assessment to establish whether or not you will require additional staff for big nights and large gatherings.
3. Film check
Check your premise licence covers the exhibition of films if you are planning a festive film screening. A film is anything that is not counted as a live broadcast.