Licensing to sell alcohol is regulated by legislation in Northern Ireland. There are different types of premises that can be licensed to sell alcohol to the public and there are different conditions attached to each type of premises.
Hotels, Guest Houses and Conference Centres can be licensed for the retail sale of alcohol. Applicants must apply to the courts for a liquor licence and demonstrate that certain conditions have been met, in particular that:
In addition to the above requirements Hotels, Guest Houses and Conference Centres are also required to obtain a certificate/licensing letter from NITB in order to obtain a liquor licence. Existing certified tourist accommodation premises should speak to their NITB Quality & Standards Officer about obtaining a licence. New premises must make an application to NITB.
Northern Ireland Tourist Board
St Anne's Court, 59 North Street
BELFAST, BT1 1NB
Tel 028 9023 1221
Fax 028 9024 0960
Textphone 028 9044 1522
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