Club Premises Certificates
A club premises certificate is granted to authorise the premises to be used for licensable activities, namely the supply of alcohol and the provision of regulated entertainment.
Licensing Team, Vale of Glamorgan Council, Civic Office, Holton Road, Barry, CF63 4RU
Clubs are organisations where members have joined together for particular social, sporting or political purposes and then combined to buy alcohol in bulk as members of the organisation to supply in the club. They commonly include, political clubs, Royal British Legion, working mans clubs, social and sports clubs.
Technically the club only sells alcohol by retail to guests. Where members purchase alcohol, there is no sale (as the member owns part of the alcohol stock) and the money passing across the bar is merely a mechanism to preserve equity to members.
A club premises certificate may not authorise the supply of alcohol for consumption off the premises unless it also authorises the supply of alcohol to a member of the club for consumption on those premises. A club premises certificate which authorises the supply of alcohol for consumption off the premises must include the following conditions:
- The first condition is that the supply must be made at a time when the premises are open for the purposes of supplying alcohol, in accordance with the club premises certificate, to members of the club for consumption on the premises.
- The second condition is that any alcohol supplied for consumption off the premises must be in a sealed container.
- The third condition is that any supply of alcohol for consumption off the premises must be made to a member of the club in person.