A popular Poulton bar and restaurant has been granted permission to serve customers outside for longer, following an extension of its licence permissions by Wyre Council.
The Cube Bar and Restaurant on Breck Road successfully applied to extend the permitted timings for its outside dining area and has been granted permission to remain open until 10pm on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, in a move to reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission.
The application was agreed by Wyre Council’s Licensing Sub-Committee, with the owners supported by regional law firm Napthens in their submission.
Paul Mellor, owner of The Cube Bar and Restaurant, said: “We want all of our customers to feel as safe as possible when they visit us and for a lot of people that means sitting outside in our heated external dining area.
“Extending our licence means that people can stay outside for longer, rather than having to move indoors after 9pm, helping us to create an even safer environment and reduce transmission of the virus.
“We have invested £120,000 on making our premises Covid secure and we’re grateful to the councillors, council departments and the police for their support to hospitality businesses like ours to continue trading and keep our staff employed. We’re also grateful for the valuable legal support from Napthens to understand and implement the different guidelines and restrictions.”
Malcolm Ireland, head of Licensing and Leisure at Napthens, supported the bar on its successful application. He added: “Navigating the guidelines and restrictions for hospitality businesses at the moment is challenging, but there are ways that we can help businesses to continue trading in the safest possible manner.”
For more details of Napthens’ leisure and licensing service, visit the Napthens website