Which singer Roger Daltrey applies for an alcohol license to sell beer to fishermen at his trout farm
Who wants a pint? Rock frontman Roger Daltrey applies for an alcohol license to sell beer to fishermen on his trout farm
- Roger Daltrey has applied for a permit to serve alcohol at the East Sussex trout farm
- Several local residents have objected to possible noise pollution
- Daltrey’s offer is being considered by the Rother District Council next Tuesday, March 30
Who frontman and rock legend Roger Daltrey has applied for a license to serve liquor to fishermen on his trout farm in ‘a vineyard-style tasting room’.
The 77-year-old singer of the legendary hellish band wants to sell craft beer from his Brewing Company at the Lakedown Trout Fishery, in Burwash, East Sussex.
Several local residents have objected to the potential noise pollution and public safety if alcohol were to be served at the fishing company.
But city officials say the conditions – including installing CCTV surveillance on the 400-acre site – have been met and police concerns have been allayed.
Daltrey’s offer has now been submitted to the Rother District Council and will be considered by city councilors on Tuesday, March 30.
The lead singer of the legendary hellish band wants to sell alcohol at his fishing company the Lakedown Trout Fishery, in Burwash, East Sussex (photo)
In the filing, the company said it would only serve craft beer made by Daltrey’s Lakedown Brewing Company.
A company spokesperson based in Heathfield, East Sussex said: ‘We are creating a small venue that resembles a vineyard-style tasting room. We have not applied for a permit to stand, for example a pub.
Roger Daltrey, 77, wants to sell craft beer made by his brewery on his fishery
‘This is a low volume, high quality offering, including table service. We want to build on our pre-existing fishing business by giving our fishermen and members of the local community the opportunity to taste and discuss our local craft beers, all brewed at our brewery in Uckfield.
“Our lakeside lodge and garden patio is a wonderful place to visit for the local community.”
The applicants said they worked with the police to address any concerns and install CCTV throughout.
The spokesperson added: “The nature of the fishing sport is that it is quiet and therefore we will keep all noise to an absolute minimum.
The lodge location is well away from any homes along a private path to the farm. We will manage the distribution of customers so as not to influence the local residents.
“We will professionally manage all customers and not serve any person who seems drunk.”
Daltrey previously won a planning battle to build a four-bedroom house on his 400 acre trout farm in East Sussex (right) after a dispute with neighbors
The application resulted in 21 notices of objection on the subjects of public safety and nuisance.
Many expressed concerns about the possibility of live music until 11 pm, but the municipality said the applicant is already entitled to this.
The company spokesman said it would only serve Lakedown Brewing Company beer and no liquor would be sold.
Daltrey, at his trout farm in his youth. The filing states that the fishery wants to sell craft beer from a lodge building near one of the four lakes
They added: ‘The trout fishery in Lakedown is well established. This application is intended to allow the purchase and sale of alcohol from the lodge building next to Lake one of the four lake fisheries.
Alcohol consumption can take place in the lodge and outside the seating areas.
‘We want to operate the lodge as a taproom to support a local craft brewery that offers customers locally produced beers to sample and buy on site to take home.
‘In the future we may also want to offer internet orders.’