Late Night Refreshments

Late Night Refreshment is the provision of hot food or hot drink to the public between the hours of 11pm and 5 am on any day. 

You must have a premises licence to provide late night refreshment under the Licensing Act 2003.

This generally covers:

  • fast food outlets
  • restaurants
  • public houses
  • mobile outlets such as burger and kebab vans


  • Hotels or Guest Houses providing hot food and drink to guests only
  • Employers providing hot food or drink to their employees, free of charge, whilst working


Apply for a premises licence »


Contact the Licensing Section

Telephone: 01304 872295