Preston city centre fine-dining restaurant’s alcohol licence bid

Posted on - 24th February, 2023 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Food & Drink, Lancashire Police, Politics, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News, Restaurants in Preston, What's On in Preston
Twist on 5 Guildhall Street Pic: Lancashire Foodie
Twist on 5 Guildhall Street Pic: Lancashire Foodie

A fine dining restaurant on 5 Guildhall Street, seeks approval for a premises license to serve alcohol.


A meeting will be held before the Licensing Sub-Committee on Friday 3 March, to consider an application for the grant of a premises licence, in light of the representations made by Lancashire Constabulary.

MRT Licensing Services, representing the restaurant Twist which serves contemporary European dishes, submitted the plans on Friday 6 January.

The application is for a licence to authorise the retail sale of alcohol (on and off the premises), from 12pm to 10.30pm, 7 days a week.

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The hours that the premises is proposed to be open to the public is from 12pm to 11pm.

Included in the proposed operating schedule are measures to promote the licensing objectives. Some of which are:

  • Alcohol purchased for consumption off the premises would only be permitted with a takeaway meal
  • All food and drink for consumption on the premises would be served by staff to customers seated at tables except in any area reserved for waiting
  • Children would only be permitted on the premises if accompanied by a responsible adult.

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After discussions with Environmental Health during the representation period earlier this month, the agent dealing with the application on behalf of the applicant agreed to amend the Operating Schedule in relation to the prevention of public nuisance.

The following measure is mentioned in a report to the Council: “Amplified music and voice from the premises will not be played at volumes likely to cause disturbance to nearby residential and other occupied properties within the


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