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Alcohol, Entertainment and Late Night Food

Licensing Act 2003

The Licensing Act 2003 sets a number of activities that must be licensed:

  • Sale of alcohol by retail
  • Supply of alcohol in a members club
  • The provision of regulated entertainment
    (plays, film exhibitions, indoor sporting events, boxing or wrestling, live music,  provision of recorded music and performance of dance or dancing)
  • Late Night Refreshment 
    (the provision of hot food and hot drink to the public between 11pm and 5am on any day)

Temporary Event Notices

For licensable activities in a period not exceeding 168 hours

Premises Licences

For a premises to be used for one or more licensable activity

Personal Licences

To sell or supply alcohol or authorise the sale or supply of alcohol

Club Premises Certificate

A qualifying club can carry out licensable activities

Register of Licences

A searchable list of all of the licences we have issued

Current Applications

Details of the current applications to grant new licences


Alcohol, Entertainment & Late Night Food licence fees


How to complain and the process we follow

Reviews & Appeals

We carry out licence reviews, hearings and appeals

Statement of Licensing Policy

The Full Council adopted the lincensing policy on 27th January 2022

Also in Alcohol, Entertainment and Late Night Food Licensing


Contact the Licensing Section

Telephone: 01304 872295 E-mail: licensing@dover.gov.uk