Intoxicating Liquor Act, 2000

Sale of beer in restaurants.

26.—(1) A person (in this section referred to as a “licensee”) who is the holder of a wine retailer's on-licence (within the meaning of the Act of 1910) attaching to a restaurant may, subject to the conditions specified in subsection (2), offer beer for sale for consumption on the premises.

(2) The conditions referred to in subsection (1) are—

(a) that the beer is consumed at the same time as and with a meal and paid for at the same time as the meal is paid for,

(b) that the restaurant does not contain a bar.

(3) A licensee who offers beer for sale in contravention of a condition specified in subsection (2) is guilty of an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding—

(a) for a first such offence, £1,000, or

(b) for a second or any subsequent such offence, £1,500.

(4) In this section, “restaurant” means any premises in respect of which a restaurant certificate has been granted under subsection (1A) (inserted by section 8 of the Act of 1943) of section 12 of the Act of 1927.