Who singer Roger Daltrey applies for alcohol licence to sell beer to fishermen at his trout farm


Who wants a pint? Rock frontman Roger Daltrey applies for alcohol licence to sell beer to fishermen at his trout farm

  • Roger Daltrey has applied for a licence to serve alcohol at East Sussex trout farm
  • Several locals have objected raising concern over potential for noise nuisance 
  • Daltrey’s bid to be considered by Rother District Council next Tuesday, March 30

Who frontman and rock legend Roger Daltrey has applied for a licence to serve booze to fishermen at his trout farm in ‘a vineyard style tasting room’.

The 77-year-old lead singer of the legendary hell-raising band wants to sell craft beer from his Brewing Company at the Lakedown Trout Fishery, in Burwash, East Sussex.

Several locals have objected raising concern over the potential for noise nuisance and public safety if alcohol were to be served at the angling business.

But council officials say conditions – including installing CCTV across the 400-acre site – have been met and satisfied police concerns.

Daltrey’s bid has now been submitted to Rother District Council and will be considered by councillors on Tuesday, March 30.

The lead singer of the legendary hell-raising band wants to sell alcohol at his angling business the Lakedown Trout Fishery, in Burwash, East Sussex (pictured)

The lead singer of the legendary hell-raising band wants to sell alcohol at his angling business the Lakedown Trout Fishery, in Burwash, East Sussex (pictured) 

In the application, the business said it would only serve craft beer made by the Daltrey’s Lakedown Brewing Company.

A spokesperson for the company based in Heathfield, East Sussex, said: ‘We are creating a small venue akin to a vineyard style tasting room. We have not applied for a stand up drinking licence e.g. a pub.

Roger Daltrey, 77, wants to sell craft beer made by his brewing company at his fishery

Roger Daltrey, 77, wants to sell craft beer made by his brewing company at his fishery

‘This is a low volume, high quality offering that will include table service. We wish to build on our already existing fishery business by offering our fishermen and members of the local community a chance to taste and discuss our local craft beers all brewed in our brewery in Uckfield.

‘Our lakeside lodge and garden terrace is a lovely place to visit for the local community.’

The applicants said they had worked with the police to alleviate any concerns and would be installing CCTV throughout.

The spokesperson added: ‘The nature of the sport of fishing is that it is a quiet and therefore we will be keeping all noise to an absolute minimum.

‘The lodge location is far away from any residential properties down a private track onto farm. We will manage the dispersal of customers so as to not impact local residents.

‘We will manage all customers professionally and not serve any person who appears intoxicated.’

Roger Daltrey on his trout farm in East Sussex

Daltrey previously won a planning battle to build a four-bedroom home on his 400-acre trout farm in East Sussex (right) following a neighbour dispute

The application attracted 21 letters of objection surrounding the issues of public safety and public nuisance.

Several raised concern for the potential for live music until 11pm but the council said the applicant is already entitled to do this.

The company spokesperson said it would only be serving Lakedown Brewing Company beer and no spirits would be sold.

Daltrey, on his trout farm in his youth. The application states that the fishery wants to sell craft beer from a lodge building near one of the four lakes

Daltrey, on his trout farm in his youth. The application states that the fishery wants to sell craft beer from a lodge building near one of the four lakes

They added: ‘Lakedown Trout fishery is an established business. This application is to authorise the on and off sales of alcohol from the lodge building adjacent to lake one of the four lake fishery.

‘Consumption of alcohol may take place inside the lodge and outside seating areas.

‘We wish to operate the lodge as a tap room to support a local craft brewery offering customers locally produced beers to sample on site and purchase to take home.

‘Moving forward we also may want to offer internet ordering.’ 

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