Why did`nt he apply for the license befor taking over the pub,surely logic must prevail.
well from experiance in dealing with pubs and licensing authorities you cant apply for a Pub
until you have met a certain requirment due to the new laws which now require anyone interested in becoming a licensee you need to compleate a NCPLH course lasting 3 days before they even think about becomin a licensee once passed it then takes 14 days to receive the license you are then eligable to apply for the Pub
premises license once granted this license after bein torn apart by a panel of judges which include the cheif fire officer the cheif police officer once there pleased with you it then takes a further 14 days i think to recieve the license to sell alcahol on the premises you applied for so yes its a bit of a ball ache especially right on top of xmas so i cant understand some people i really cant but in answer to you dave you cant apply for any license for a Pub
before hand untill you ave either transferred from one Pub
to this one or compleated this 3 day NCPLH course