New Bailgate chippy gets green light to sell alcohol

The City of Lincoln Council has approved an alcohol licence for a new fish and chip restaurant and takeaway opening in the Bailgate later this year.

As previously reported, work began this summer to transform the former Lloyds bank on the Bailgate into The Elite on the Bail.

The Elite on the Bail will serve a varied seafood menu on certain days of the week, creating 40 new jobs in the area for 16 full-time and 24 part-time stuff. Three new friers were also hired.

It will offer traditional fish and chips in both the 80-cover restaurant and the takeaway, which will be accessible from a separate entrance on St Paul’s Lane.

The premises licence will allow The Elite on the Bail to sell alcohol. The conditions of the application ensure the sale of alcohol would be ancillary to the sale of food. This means no alcohol would be sold from the takeaway without the sale of food.

Design visual of Elite on the Bail.

The restaurant’s opening hours would be from 7am seven days a week. However, this opening time would only take place very occasionally and would only be to service pre-booked club events. On most days it would normally open at 11am.

The takeaway will close most nights between 9.30pm-10pm and would only occasionally stay open until 11pm.

There was one objection to the licence application from Bailgate jewellery shop owner Ms Purkiss as it was believed preventing crime and disorder would be at risk.

Pictured left to right – Robin Taylor, Director of Taylor Lindsey, and Co-Directors Rachel and Adrian Tweedale from The Elite Fish & Chip Company.

After consideration, the licence for Elite on the Bail was granted by the City of Lincoln Council on Friday, October 11.

It is understood that Elite on the Bail could open in around mid-November, but an exact opening date has not been set.