Bar’s glass ban revoked
Ashford’s Auction House bar in New Street has been given the go-ahead to resume using glasses to serve drinks to customers in.
The bar was temporarily banned from serving drinks in glasses and giving customers bottles while a licensing review was under way, following concerns from police.
But a licensing committee hearing last week gave the bar the go-ahead to use glasses again after councillors said a previous decision to order the bar to serve drinks only in plastic cups was “not a proportionate response to the events that occurred”.
This was a reference to a Lancashire cricketer suffering facial wounds in a brawl at the venue in August.