Bar’s glass ban re­voked

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Crackdown As tour Centre -

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.

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