Apply for a club premises certificate

A club premises certificate is a specific type of licence, available only to members’ clubs.

A certificate can authorise a club to:

  • supply alcohol to club members
  • sell alcohol to guests of members
  • provide regulated entertainment, including plays, films, certain types of sports, music and dancing
  • provide entertainment facilities.

The certificates offer several benefits to clubs compared to a premises licence. These include the absence of a requirement to specify a designated premises supervisor. Certificates are also exempt from some of the immediate closure powers available to the police.

Certificates only allow activities to be carried on for club members and their guests. They cannot be used for events which are open to the general public, nor for the hire of the club facilities to non-members for private functions. If the club wishes to run such events, they must either hold:

Contact the Licensing Team

Please make an appointment if you wish to come in person.