A publican in The Avondhu area has claimed that guidelines governing the selling of drink in pubs favour those with restaurant licences. 

The experienced vintner, who did not wish to be named, said that there is nothing in the guidelines to block pubs without a (restaurant) licence from opening and bringing food onto the premises.

He claimed that, at present, the guidelines have been interpreted from an enforcement perspective that the food must be produced on the premises. 

“That is not the case – publicans should be able to bring…"

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