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Neath pub gets license to sell alcohol outside over neighbors’ objections


Councilors approved a pub owner’s request to sell alcohol outside over objections from neighbors.

Neath Port Talbot council members have given the owner of Celtic Lodge in Neath permission to sell beer from the beer garden despite complaints of noise and disturbance from nearby residents.

James, who lives near the pub, said he was against the outside alcohol trade, saying there had been “a lot of noise and swearing from the beer garden” in recent months .

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He added: “When you are sitting in your garden trying to read a book, it’s boring… There are people here who work shifts and if you are at night and you try to fall asleep when that noise. level that happens, it may be dangerous for that person because they are operating heavy machinery at night. ”

The beer garden and terrace were built outside the pub in 2015 with a capacity of around 60 to 70 people.

Under the new license conditions, Celtic Lodge guests can purchase and drink alcohol in the beer garden until 10 p.m. Prior to that, Ms Jones already had a license to allow patrons to sit outside the pub and drink alcohol until 10 p.m., but she could only sell drinks inside. local.

Ms Jones said she believed it would make “sense” to have a bar outside in case coronavirus restrictions were reintroduced, according to which people can only sit outside again.

She added: “When the weather is nice people feel safer outside. I look like Boris Johnson here, but [coronavirus] never leaves, does it? “

The council’s licensing and gambling subcommittee approved Ms Jones’ request to sell alcohol from a party at the beer garden at a meeting on July 12.

The local authority has received six letters from nearby neighbors opposing Ms Jones’ request, saying the beer sale of the beer garden will lead to increased noise, swearing, disruption and anti-social behavior.

Neil Chapple, the council’s legal regulator, said no complaints have been made by South Wales Police regarding the use of the pub’s outdoor space.

He also said the latest complaints received by the council’s licensing team regarding The Celtic Lodge were four separate incidents between 2014 and 2015.

At Monday’s meeting, Ms Jones assured members that she would adhere to the 10 p.m. curfew.

“It’s pretty simple, what I say happens. I don’t take any nonsense from anyone. The last thing I want to do is upset people, especially the neighbors.

“Whether I have a bar there or not, people will always be outside this area. I can serve inside, they can sit outside. It won’t change the people seated. over there.”


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