Pub licence under threat

The New Albert, Lancaster
The New Albert, Lancaster

A LANCASTER pub is to have its licence reviewed after it allegedly sold alcohol to under 18s.

Lancashire Constabulary has submitted an application for a review of the premises licence for The New Albert, in King Street, on the grounds of protecting children from harm.

The premises has failed two police test purchase operations within five weeks.

The current licensee Paul Deen, who took over the struggling pub in December, relaunched the venue as Lancaster’s premier gay pub with drag acts on several nights a week.

The pub was also granted a licence to hold strip nights earlier this year.

A hearing will take place before Lancaster City Council’s licensing act sub-committee on June 20.

Paul Deen was unavailable for comment.