You need to apply for extended hours to your premises licence if you wish to sell alcohol during hours that are outwith your current core hours. An applicant must satisfy the Board that their application relates to either:
- A special event or occasion to be catered for on the premises
- A special event of local or national significance
The fee for an extended hours application is £10.
Extended hours have effect for the period granted by the Licensing Board. It is important to note that extended hours are for ad hoc occasions and that any events or occasions that take place regularly on your premises should be incorporated within your operating plan.
The Board will consider the nature of any "special event or occasion" on its own merits, and the onus is on the applicant to show the Board why the event requires extended hours. The Board will not normally grant extended hours for the type of entertainment listed within the operating plan for the premises.
The Board will look favourably on applications for extended hours for the following dates (although this is not an exhaustive list):
- Easter Weekend;
- May and Spring Bank Holidays (first and last Sunday in May);
- Freshers and Re-freshers Week (1 week in September and 1 week in January respectively);
- Halloween (the Board will take into account whether Halloween falls on a weekend and if it does not in any year, the Board may look favourably on applications for extensions on the weekend closest to Halloween);
- Patron saints' days, if the premises can demonstrate that they are hosting an event or entertainment in connection with that date.