The UK’s largest brewer of craft beers, Brewdog, has defeated an appeal against City of York Council’s grant of a licence for its new bar in York’s cumulative impact zone.
The appeal against the grant of the licence for the bar in Micklegate was brought by a local restaurateur and resident.
It was argued that the grant would add to the cumulative impact of nuisance and disorder on what was formerly the notorious “Micklegate Run.”
Brewdog submitted that a grant would not undermine the licensing objectives, since its track record showed that it sold premium beer at higher prices, and did not attract the kind of clientele who were liable to cause problems in the public realm.
The Court held that the decision of York City Council was not wrong, and so dismissed the appeal. Full reasons are to be given later.
Philip Kolvin QC of Cornerstone Barristers acted for Brewdog, instructed by Kuits Solicitors.