Hi- we have decided to do Pimms and lemonade at the school summer fair.(I know parents are divided on whether this is appropriate,but we have decided to do it!) We have no idea how much to charge though! If you had Pimms at your fair how much did you charge per glass? Thank you!
We applied for a temp 1day license but I'm not sure what it's called (this was 4yrs ago). We sold tea, coffee and pimms. We sold Pimms for £2.50 a glass because most people bought two and it meant less need to give out change. I have seen other schools sell it for £2 a glass though.
Yep,you need a licence(and no you cant get around it by giving it away and asking for a donation) so you either need a friendly landlord or you get your own,youll need ten days notice and itll cost you (£21?, £28?,something like that)
CaurnieBred,nope it isnt true,if it was then why would anyone pay for a licence?, its an urban myth,I know of one pta who did as you suggested,and found themselves in rather a lot of trouble as they had forgotten one of the Govs was actually a deputy chief constable....
We would probably charge £2/£2.50 but we are in a fairly affluent area of Surrey. We charge £2.50 for a glass of wine at evening events and £10 per bottle.
Here we can get a temporary events license for fetes etc which covers the sale of alcohol; I did it online, cost £21 and it was approved within 24 hours. This includes events where alcohol is supplied in exchange for donations too, as Propatria says.
Our school does pimms at the fate, they charge either £2.50 or £3.50 (or somewhere in the middle, I can't quite remember, this years fate is on Sunday so will soon find out!) for quite a large tumbler. One thing though, who ever made it last year at ours put a huge amount of mint in the mix. It was foul. I bought a glass thinking 'lovely, sit back relax while DH child wrangles' and was bitterly disappointed and couldn't handle more then 2 sips. There were abandoned glasses of pimms everywhere!
you do have to have a temporary event licence,it costs £21 & you send one copy to the council & 1 to the police,but make sure you have allowed enough time for it though as they get very busy processing them at this time of year.We also have a lotteries licence that gets renewed every year so that we can sell raffle tickets at events & do our "100" club. We are doing pimms this year & will be charging £2 per glass but we are also having a bar with kegs of beer,wine & some champers to trial it (on sale or return).
There is no legal way to get around selling alcohol without a license. A TENS licence can be easily obtained from the Council licensing dept for around £25. Including alcohol as included in the price of an entry ticket, or exchange for a token, raffle ticket or similar is selling the alcohol and a licence is required. The TENS license needs 10 clear days notice but some council say 12 as they don't count the day you give it in or the day of the event.You need 3 copies. One for the council. You send a copy to the local Police and post a copy outside the event. It's very simple. You can sort them well in advance if you wish. You need an alcohol license if you are have a raffle with alcohol and tickets are sold off the premises and over a time. You don't need an alcohol licence if you have alcohol on a tombola or as raffle prize if the raffle is drawn on the day and only sold on site.