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Reefer madness!

Reefer madness!

It is funny, slightly ironic and a little sad, that my most memorable culinary experience connected with a railway station is powdered vegetable...

fresh faced

fresh faced

The dream of running your own pub almost certainly focuses heavily on a traditional country local with wooden beams, stone floors and a garden...

going live

going live

Music and drinking often go hand in hand, and music promotions can be a useful way of bringing in extra custom. For anyone thinking about running...

a pain in the back

a pain in the back

Most adults get low back pain at some time. It's one of the most common reasons for a visit to the doctor, and one of the main causes for people...

pass notes

pass notes

The licensed trade has always been one of the UK's biggest employers, and today more than 900,000 people are estimated to work in the sector. Coming...

the rights stuff

the rights stuff

While the government has pledged in principle to loosen the grip of bureaucracy on small businesses, the fact is that the number of regulations...

Perfect Partners

Perfect Partners

Nowadays, every serious licensed trade outlet has a fridge behind the bar stocked with high visibility products, including flavoured alcoholic...

Bank holidays

Bank holidays

QI understand that there is currently some legislation going through Parliament which would mean that I can open later hours on a Sunday if I have a...

PEL renewal

PEL renewal

My local council has just refused to renew my Public Entertainment Licence. Can I appeal the decision and what happens to my PEL in the meantime?You,...

Jersey licensing

Jersey licensing

I shall shortly be moving to a pub in Jersey. Are the licensing laws different there?The legislation that you need to refer to is the Licensing...

Occasional Licence

Occasional Licence

I recently applied for an Occasional Licence for a garden fete for the hours of 2pm until 10pm. I sent the application to court six weeks before the...

Licensing courses

Licensing courses

Q I have been told to do a licensing course. How do I find out about these sort of courses?A There are a number of organisations which provide...

Bought to book

Bought to book

I have been asked on a few occasions to deliver the odd crate of wine to a nearby office. I would like to expand my business to offer this service to...

Increasing size

Increasing size

I would like to increase the number of people allowed in my premises. How do I do this?It depends where the limitation lies in respect of your...

Incorrect pricing

Incorrect pricing

I am in the process of changing the prices of some of the items in my pub. The till has been changed to include the updated items but it will be a...

Extending Hours

Extending Hours

I have a liquor licence for premises which are run as a function room. The premises are only used for private functions, for example wedding...