Innsatiable, the controversial Surrey “furniture shop” that gave away beer, has been granted a premises licence. The venue, now renamed the Licensed Lounge, was issued a licence at a hearing last week, despite receiving an objection from a local resident.
However, owner Simon Atkins said he is considering selling the site in East Street, Farnham, so he can focus on opening another venue within the next two months, and expanding his unlicensed bar concept to London.
Atkins submitted a licence application for Innsatiable in June after magistrates issued a closure order for breaches of licensing laws. He said the bar’s business plan, which involves selling beer mats and furniture in exchange for “free alcohol”, will remain but the licence will now allow him to promote and enforce payment.