Something Stronger Than Coffee For Tamp
Coffee shop granted alcohol licence, but will not be playing live music
The modern-rustic coffee shop Tamp, in Devonshire Road, has been granted a licence to serve alcohol. There had been objections from neighbours who said it would be virtually turning the coffee-shop "into a pub".
Hounslow Licensing Panel last night granted the coffee-shop a licence to serve wine and bottled beer alongside its current menu of hot drinks, smoothies and light meals and snacks.
Prior to the two-hour hearing, Tamp withdrew its application to play live music on Sundays. The objection to Tamp playing live music, which came from La Trompette, was therefore also withdrawn.
The application from Tamp, was seeking longer hours of operation, and stated that alcohol would be served Monday to Wednesdays from 10:00 until 22:30; 10:00 until 22:30 on Thurs-Sat and Sundays 12:00 to 18:00.
The owner of the cafe plans to serve Spanish and Argentinian wines, though it is not known when this may start.
Residents in a flat above the coffee shop had objected on the grounds that it would increase the noise level which they said was already a nuisance during the coffee shop's opening hours.
An objector had argued that to grant permission for sales of alcohol to a small cafe was to all intents and purposes changing it into a pub, and there were already pubs in the vicinity.
Those objecting have twenty-one days in which to consider an appeal against the Council decision.
January 6, 2016