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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.


Application Forms 


Mandatory Conditions

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.




Offences and Penalties

  • Failure to notify of change of name or alteration of rules of a club
  • Failure to notify of a change of registered address of club
  • Failure to produce Club Premises Certificate for amendment within 14 days of Licensing Authority request
  • Duty to keep, display and produce dub premises certificate at premises
  • Inspection of premises before grant etc. of club premises certificate
  • Failure to produce personal licence to an Authorised Officer whilst on premises to sell or authorise sale of alcohol
  • Allowing licensable activities otherwise than in accordance with an authorisation
  • Unauthorised exposure for retail sale of alcohol

  • Unauthorised possession of alcohol with intent to sell or supply
  • Allowing disorderly conduct on licensed premises
  • Sale or supply of alcohol to person who is drunk
  • Obtaining alcohol for a person who is drunk
  • Failure to leave licensed premises following a request from a Police Officer or Authorised Officer
  • Keeping unlawfully imported goods on relevant premises
  • Allowing unaccompanied children under 16 on relevant premises when alcohol is being supplied
  • Sale or supply of alcohol to children under 18
  • Allowing sale or supply of alcohol to children under 18
  • Sale or supply of liqueur confectionery to children under 16
  • Purchase or supply of alcohol by or on behalf of children under 18
  • Consumption on relevant premises of alcohol by children under 18, or knowingly allowing it to occur
  • Delivering or permitting others to deliver alcohol to children under 18
  • Sending a child under 18 to obtain alcohol for consumption
  • Permitting children under 18 to sell or supply alcohol children
  • Sale of alcohol in or from a moving vehicle
  • False statement in connection with a licensing application