Shropshire Council

Club premises certificate

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If you're a qualifying club (a premises that has restricted access to members of the public and alcohol is supplied other than for profit) and wish to provide late-night refreshments, regulated entertainment and to sell alcohol, you'll need to hold a club premises certificate.

This will involve completing the appropriate application forms, providing some additional information and having an advertised 28 day consultation period.

Am I eligible to apply for a club premises certificate?

A club can apply for a club premises certificate for any premises which are occupied and used regularly for club purposes.

What is it for?

To authorise the supply of alcohol and regulated entertainment in a qualifying club. In a qualifying club there is technically no sale by retail of alcohol (except to guests) as the member owns part of the alcohol stock and the money passing across the bar is merely a mechanism to preserve equity between members where one may consume more than another.

Who needs one?

Any owner/manager supplying alcohol and regulated entertainment in a qualifying club.

How much will it cost?

There is a fee for issuing this document, which is taken when you apply.

What will I need before I apply?

  • Fee
  • Declaration for a club premises
  • Copy of public site notice (Please note that the site notice must make it clear that details of the application may be viewed on this website. Representations must be made in writing to: Licensing, Shropshire Council, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ND or by email to, and can't be made through this website).
  • Copy of advert placed in local paper (same applies as public site notice above).
  • Copy of the club rules

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Download the form, complete it on your home computer, and email it to

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Download the form, print it out, fill it in and post your application along with the fee if applicable to:

The Licensing Team, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ND

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