‘Second chance’ as police stop pub licence axe

The Three Tuns in Filey, which has had a string of new conditions added to its license by the council
The Three Tuns in Filey, which has had a string of new conditions added to its license by the council
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A Filey pub has been handed a string of new licensing conditions, after a spate of violent incidents blighted the venue over the past year.

Members of Scarborough Council’s Licensing Committee say The Three Tuns will have to beef up security, after they decided to give licence holder Keith Denham “a second chance”.

However, the sub-committee warned that some of the incidents which led to the review, including an horrific glassing, could easily have resulted in Mr Denham’s licence being stripped away.

The authority said that it was only the “hard work” and “serious efforts” of the police in working to reduce trouble at the premises which stopped the venue from losing its licence.

However, a series of changes will have to be implemented at the pub, including ‘shatter proof’ glasses being used after 9pm between Friday and Sunday.

Bouncers will also have to be put on the door during busy periods.

CCTV cameras will also be installed at the pub, to provide “adequate cover of all public areas” both inside and outside the venue,

At the hearing on Tuesday June 20, the licence holder Keith Denham failed to recite the four licensing objectives, and the authority say that it believes it is “indicative of the way the premises has been run in the past”.

In the report, the sub-committee said it didn’t “want to see this premises before them for review on a second occasion” and believe that the conditions attached to the licence this time are “absolutely necessary” to prevent this from happening again.

The sub-committe said that management at the pub “must comply” with the amendments it has handed down.

The Mercury contacted Mr Denham at The Three Tuns for a comment.

However as of going to press, he has yet to respond.