Published: 22 April 2016
Q: I run a rural pub with some guest rooms above. I am looking into providing mini-bars and wonder if there are any licensing implications?
A: Yes there are. Because the sale of alcohol is deemed to have taken place where the alcohol is specifically selected (in this case the mini-bar) then you will need to ensure that the guest rooms are licensed for the sale (and not just the consumption) of alcohol.
This will need a variation application being made to the Licensing Authority to include those rooms if they are not already so authorised.
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