JD Wetherspoon has been given permission to sell alcohol at a new waterfront pub in Cardiff Bay.
The pub giant is planning to take over the Harry Ramsden’s restaurant in Landsea House, Stuart Place, and applied to Cardiff Council’s licensing sub-committee for permission to sell alcohol between 9am and midnight Sunday to Thursday, and 9am to 1am on Fridays and Saturdays.
Local residents had objected to the proposals, claiming they would increase problems with drunk and rowdy behaviour in the area, but the sub-licensing committee granted the premises licence, which also allows the new pub to open from 7am seven days a week.
The licence was granted to the pub chain on the condition that it would not use any outside area for the consumption of food and drink after 11pm, and that door staff will be employed at a ratio of one per 150 customers between 9pm and closing on Fridays and Saturdays, or when more than 150 customers are on the premises.
The pub also agreed to conditions regarding the use of plastic glasses on major event days in the city, a Challenge 21 policy, and children having to leave the premises by 9pm, or 9.30pm if eating a meal.