All pubs and clubs must be smoke free.
If your home is above the pub
Your home does not have to be smoke free. But, you must keep any room that you use as a workplace smoke free, and display the ‘no smoking’ signs.
Pubs offering accommodation
Hotel bedrooms do not have to be smoke free. Bedrooms that are not smoke free must be clearly signed as ‘smoking bedrooms’ and their ventilation systems must not link into smoke free areas.
Outdoor smoking areas
You can designate an outdoor drinking area for smoking. Before you do, you should:
- check that your alcohol licence includes outside areas. Go to our premises licence page for more information.
- check the permitted hours on your premises licence. If the outdoor area has an earlier closing time than the bar, your customers can not take their drink with them after the permitted time when they go for a cigarette.
- find out if you need planning permission if you want to put up an outside structure.
Be aware that drinking outside generates noise and may cause your neighbours to complain to us.