You need to apply for a club premises certificate through your council if you’re a social, sporting or political members club (like a working men’s club or British Legion).
You need a certificate to
- sell or supply alcohol to members or guests
- provide some forms of regulated entertainment, like musical performances or film screenings to members or guests.
Any regulated entertainment to more than 500 people or between 11 pm and 5 am must be authorised by the certificate. Check with our licensing team for clarification. Certificates are not needed to provide late night refreshments to members of a recognised club.
What the certificate allows
If your club holds a club premises certificate:
- it may be able to supply alcohol to members and sell it to guests without the need for any member or employee to hold a personal licence - depending on what the certificate allows
- it doesn’t need to specify a Designated Premises Supervisor
- police and licensing officers have more limited rights of entry because the premises are private