Occasional licence

During the Coronavirus Emergency, Occasional Licences are available for on-sales premises which are closed but which are allowed to have Outdoor Drinking Areas (beer gardens). 

This applies to: 

  • Public Houses
  • Restaurants
  • Clubs with 'Part K' status

If you wish to operate an Outdoor Drinking Area on land outside the area licensed by your Premises Licence (such as a pavement) you will need to apply to the Licensing Board for an Occasional Licence. You will only be able to use it if and when the Board grants your Application. 

How to apply

For more information on read our advice and guidance note (PDF, 56kb)   

You will need: 

  • if you want to set up on a pavement, your Roads Consent

Contact Licensing




01294 324305


Licensing Section, Legal Services, North Ayrshire Council, Cunninghame House, Irvine, KA12 8EE