A CEREDIGION licensee has appeared in court to deny a string of offences.

William Arthur Davies, aged 73, of the Ffostrasol Arms, Ffostrasol, appeared before magistrates at Aberystwyth Justice Centre where he pleaded not guilty to a total of 26 charges.

The charges included allowing the sale of alcohol to several children aged 14 and 15 on New Year’s Eve, allowing unaccompanied children aged 14 and 15 on the premises, failing to retain control of all parts of the premises, failing to move on people who were outside the premises and allowing customers to exit the premises carrying glasses and bottles.

Other alleged breaches included failing to produce public liability insurance; failing without reasonable excuse to notify the licensing authority for Ceredigion County Council of a change in address; unable to produce weekly fire safety checks and no notice for the front door or back door asking patrons to leave quietly.

The case was adjourned until July 23 for a case management hearing.