Knaresborough pub gets licence to sell alcohol outside until 10pm after police objection withdrawn

A Knaresborough pub has been granted permission to sell customers alcohol outside until 10pm after a police objection was withdrawn.

Wednesday, 26th May 2021, 6:05 pm
Updated Wednesday, 26th May 2021, 6:06 pm
The Cricketers sits next to Knaresborough Forest Cricket Club on Thistle Hill.

The Cricketers, located on Thistle Hill, Calcutt, has won approval to extend its premises licence to include an outdoor bar after agreeing to rules around CCTV suggested by North Yorkshire Police

A spokesperson for Harrogate Borough Council confirmed the decision to the Local Democracy Reporting Service on Wednesday. They said: "The applicant has agreed to conditions which mean representations were withdrawn and therefore the meeting has been cancelled."

A decision on the licence application was due to be made at a meeting next Tuesday (1 June) but this has now been cancelled.

North Yorkshire Police licensing officer PC Jackie Allen previously said in a report that CCTV cameras which have been installed must be of a high quality, recording at all times when the pub is open and with the footage made available within 48 hours of any request.

She said: "North Yorkshire Police believe that the following conditions need to be placed onto the premises licence for the purposes of strengthening and promoting the prevention of crime and disorder and public nuisance."

The pub is located at the former Union Hotel and is owned by national brewing and pub retailing business Marston's.

It previously had a licence to serve customers from an indoor bar until midnight Sunday to Thursday and 2am on Fridays and Saturdays. The new licence also now covers sales from a new outdoor bar.

By Jacob Webster, Local Democracy Reporter