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Published on April 11th, 2011 | by Dean Carr


Alcohol Licence in South Shields for famous Fish & Chips retailer


World famous Fish & Chip Restaurant “Colman’s of South Shields is set to apply for a new premises licence allowing the retailer to sell a glass of wine with it’s legendary fish & chips. Five members of Staff from Colman’s have under gone training for the new licensing qualification the award for personal licence holders (APLH). National training provider (PLT) Personal Licence Training Limited provided on site licence training for the famous South Shields fish & chip retailer. Colman’s is set to expand the size of it’s restaurant operation and have purchased an adjoining retail unit which will double the size of the famous restaurant. In recent years Colman’s have recieved many national and regional awards for their legendary fish & chips, and served a host of famous celebrities including former Prime Minister Mr Tony Blare and famous celebrity chef Garry Rhodes. The family run business has been serving it’s famous Fish & Chips and Seafood’s for over four generations. The original business was started in 1905 in a small hut located on South Shields foreshore which progressed to a large restaurant and takeaway. Then in 1926 Colman’s relocated to the Ocean Road, South Shields, Tyne & Wear where the restaurant remains today. Colman’s owners Richard & Frances Ord said ” we have been requested by our customers to introduce an alcohol licence as we have many tourists and visitor to our restaurant, who expect a glass of wine or champagne with their meal”.

For more details on Colman’s legendary fish & chips and to view their menu please visit their website at

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Dean Carr

Dean has been involved in alcohol licensing for over 20 years and has helped many independent retailers and corporate clients obtain a licence to sell alcohol or offer late night refreshment, regulated entertainment from all sorts of premises. Dean writes articles for various trade related blogs and is currently Managing Director of the PLT group of companies who run APLH and SCPLH personal alcohol licence courses nationwide. You can contact Dean or a member of his expert licensing team on: 01242 222 188

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