The licence is only required from the 01st April until the 30th September annually due to the premises only being open during these months.


The supply of alcohol will cease 30 mins prior to the venue closing to the public to allow time for last drinks to be consumed.


1000-1700hrs daily

1000-1930hrs during Merlin racing week and Salcombe regatta week.





There will be in place a written age verification policy in relation to the sale or supply of alcohol, which will specify a Challenge 25 proof of age requirement. This means that staff working at the premises must ask individuals who appear to be under 25 years of age, attempting to purchase alcohol, to produce identification. The only acceptable identification documents will be:

  1. A photo driving licence
  2. A passport
  3. An identification card carrying the PASS hologram

Unless such identification is produced the sale of alcohol must be refused.

This policy will include documented steps taken to prevent adults from purchasing alcohol for or on behalf of children under 18.



An alcohol sales refusal register shall be kept at the premises and be maintained to include details of all alcohol sales refused. The register will include:

1.      the date and time of refusal

2.      the reason for refusal

3.      details of the person refusing the sale

4.      description of the customer

5.      any other relevant observations.

The refusals register will be made available for inspection and copying on request of an authorised officer of a responsible authority.

All entries must be made within 24 hours of the refusal.





All staff engaged in licensable activity at the premises will receive training and information in relation to the following:

1.      The Challenge 25 scheme in operation at the premises, including the forms of identification that are acceptable.

2.      The hours and activities permitted by the premises licenceissued under the Licensing Act 2003 and conditions attached to the licence.

3.      How to complete and maintain the refusal register in operation at the premises (in relation to the sale of alcohol).

4.      Recognising the signs of drunkenness.

5.      The operating procedures for refusing service to any person who is drunk, under-age or appears to be under-age, or appears to be making a proxy purchase.

6.      Action to be taken in the event of an emergency, including reporting an incident to the emergency services.

Training shall be recorded in documentary form and shall be regularly refreshed at no greater than 12 month intervals. Training records shall be made available for inspection and copying at reasonable times upon request of an authorised officer of a responsible authority.

Training records will be retained for at least 12 months.