Brighton off-licence faces drink ban after complaints from traders


An off-licence could be barred from selling alcohol over claims it is selling super-strength lager to street drinkers.

B and W Stores in York Place, Brighton, is to face a review of its alcohol license after neighbouring traders complained about the shop.

Traders are pushing for the council to restrict the off-licence from selling lager or beer of 5.5% or stronger and are also hoping for a three-month suspension of its licence as a warning to other retailers.

The review is the first of its kind in Sussex to be initiated by a local community group, the London Road Local Action Team, and is supported by Sussex Police and Brighton and Hove City Council’s trading standards with a review hearing to be held next month.

One trader said the store’s resistance to removing super-strength lagers from its shelves meant street drinkers headed to the store and then gathered in the area around York Place and St Peter’s Place.

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