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.

Read more: Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses among Preston firms to land funding boost

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.

Read more: How you can help The Birley bring an exciting programme of art to Preston

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

Read moreSee the latest Preston news and headlines

Preston in pictures The original goal keepers and right back shirt from the 1964 Cup FinalGreen with a chance of gingerHarris OrphanageLittle Sisters Of The PoorLittle Sisters Of The PoorChurch - Church of St Mary, Penwortham 240323 [Lych Gate]Church - Church of St Mary, Penwortham 240323 [Cross]Church - Church of St Mary, Penwortham 240323 [rear] View more
Subscribe to the newsletter

Sign up below to receive Blog Preston's email newsletter. It wings its way into inboxes every Sunday and Wednesday rounding up our top stories and more.

News by location

Find news by location, select an area of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

The Preston Guide

Discover local businesses and services near you.


Find news by category, select an category of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

Blog Preston email updates

Receive our digest of the biggest and best stories every Sunday to your email inbox

We respect your privacy and you can unsubscribe at any time from our emails