Premises licence

You will need a premises licence for the supply of alcohol, the sale of hot food or drink between 11pm and 5am or the provision of regulated entertainment including:

  • theatrical performance
  • showing a film
  • indoor sporting event
  • boxing or wrestling (indoor or outdoor)
  • live music
  • recorded music
  • dance
  • facilities for making music
  • dancing facilities

Applicants must 18 years of age or over.

Apply for a Premises Licence 

Replacement Premises Licence

Download a Word version of the premises licence application

If alcohol is to be supplied you must also specify someone who holds a Personal Licence as the designated premises supervisor. 

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A full copy of the application and plan must be submitted to each of the responsible authorities (pdf) and each authority has 28 days to respond to the licensing section.

Applicants must advertise the application outside the premises and in a local newspaper.


If there are no representations, the licensing authority (Newport City Council) must grant the application, subject to any conditions.

If representations are made, the Licensing Committee will consider the application. 

Apply to vary a premises licence

Licence holders can apply to vary the licence to specify an individual as the designated premises supervisor or to vary the conditions and permissions. 

Apply to vary the Designated Premises Supervisor

NB: you will also need to complete the consent to be a designated premises supervisor

Apply to transfer a premises licence 

NB: you will also need to download a consent to transfer a premises licence (in MS Word format). This form must accompany the transfer application and be signed off by the current holder of the premises licence.  

Read about minor variations to premises licences or club premises certificates

Refusals and appeals

If an application for a licence is refused or modified following a hearing, or conditions are attached, an appeal may be made within 21 days of notice of decision to:

Justices Chief Executive
Gwent Magistrates Court
2nd Floor, Gwent House
Gwent Square
NP44 1PL

Licence review

An interested party or responsible authority may apply to the licensing authority to review a Premises licence if it is believed that one or more of the licensing objectives are being undermined.

An application for such a review will be advertised by the council for 28 days and a hearing will be held by the licensing authority to determine the application.

Code of good practice 

The Code of Good Practice (pdf) provides applicants and licensees with guidance on good practice for the promotion of the four licensing objectives and is consistent with Home Office guidance issued under Section 182 of the Act and with the council’s Statement of Licensing Policy. 

The code outlines what is expected from applicants when completing their operating schedules and from licensees when operating their premises under the terms of a premises licence.

Applicants and licensees are expected to make a proactive commitment to preventing problems from occurring at licensed premises through the adoption of this code.


Email [email protected] or contact Newport City Council and ask for the licensing team.