To get a premises licence to sell alcohol you first have to submit a fairly long application form, post a notice in a local newspaper and display a notice at the premises. Then you have to wait 28 days and during that time anyone can complain about the application. The pub’s 28-day period ended on 11th April and as there have been objections a hearing to decide the application’s fate will have to be convened. That hearing will be on 3rd May 2017.
Obviously it would be better if there were no objections as we would be opening later in April so at the moment the earliest possible opening date will be at the end of May.