Licensing Sub-Committee
Friday 5th June, 2020 2.00 pm

Proposed venue: Please note that this meeting will be held virtually via Zoom

Contact: Peter Mannings  Tel: (01279) 502174 Email:  peter.mannings@eastherts.gov.uk

Note: The you tube live stream for this meeting can be viewed via the following link: https://www.youtube.com/user/EastHertsDistrict/live 

No. Item


Application for a new Premises Licence for Hadham Brewery at Unit 6b, Hadham Industrial Estate, Church End, Little Hadham, Herts SG11 2DY


The Chairman thanked everyone for reconvening this afternoon on Zoom and stated that Agenda items 1 to 5 had already been covered.  She said that Agenda item 6 was the summary of procedure on pages 17 to 24 of the papers and the Chairman checked that everyone had seen the procedure and was happy to proceed with the hearing.


The Chairman said that the Senior Licensing and Enforcement Officer had already presented his report and questions had been asked of him at the previous adjourned hearing.  She advised that this reconvened meeting would commence with the applicant presenting his application.


The Chairman referred to a revised submission from Little Hadham Parish Council that had been sent to all parties.  The applicant and managing director of Hadham Brewery said that planning permission had been granted in 2014 to become a micro-brewery at Hadham Industrial Estate.  He confirmed that he had complied with and would continue to comply with the 4 planning conditions.


The applicant explained that he needed to create new routes to market and this had necessitated a premises license to open an online shop for merchandise and alcohol plus an onsite shop and the use of a tap room for guests, supporters and clients.  He referred to a number of Temporary Event Notices that had been applied for in 2019 to facilitate Brewery Tours for anything up to 50 people.


The applicant said that there had been zero complaints and no issues had been raised by anyone in relation to these events.  He said that colleagues who ran the microbrewery had received advice from Environmental Health Officers and there had been similar positive dialogues with Officers from Hertfordshire Constabulary.


The Sub-Committee was advised that all 3 people involved in running the brewery were holders of personal licences and had considerable experience of running licensed premises.  They also had experience of complying with the 4 licensing objectives.  The applicant said that he had tried to consult on the application and he had received messages of support from Hadham Hall.


Councillor Crystall sought clarification as to how the Tap Room would be run.  He also asked questions about the outside area, music and the provisions in place for smokers.  The applicant explained to the Sub-Committee how the Tap Room would operate.  He said that beer, soft drinks, teas and coffees would be available to customers.  He also confirmed that the outside space would be small and was purely for people to enjoy the drinks from the Brewery.


The applicant emphasised that he did not plan to broadcast live or recorded music and anything quieter than an acoustic guitar would not be heard in any event.  The Senior Licensing and Enforcement Officer addressed the Committee in respect of the provisions of the live music act.  He said however that any event outside would require a Temporary Event Notice (TEN).


Councillor Bolton commented on the size of the Tap Room and its capacity.  The applicant’s colleague said that the Tap Room could accommodate  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.