Members' clubs

A members' club must have at least 25 members and meet certain conditions. The grant of a club premises certificate means that a qualifying club is entitled to certain benefits.

Qualifying clubs should not be confused with proprietary clubs, which are clubs run commercially by individuals, partnerships or businesses for profit. These require a premises licence and are not qualifying clubs:

A qualifying club will be permitted under the terms of a club premises certificate to sell and supply alcohol to its members and their guests only. Instant membership is not permitted and members must wait at least two days between their application and their admission to the club.

A qualifying club may choose to apply for a premises licence if it decides that it wishes to offer its facilities commercially for use by the general public, including the sale of alcohol to them.


The fee for a premises licence is determined by the non-domestic rateable value of the premises. Check your non-domestic rateable value at the Valuation Office Agency website.

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