6 May 2010

Student pub's licence suspended for a day

1:04 pm on 6 May 2010

The popular Dunedin pub Captain Cook Tavern has been censured by the Liquor Licensing Authority for allowing excessive alcohol consumption at a private function.

The tavern hosted an event organised by the Society of Otago University Law Students last May.

The society subsidised the drinks so its members could purchase jugs of beer for just $3.

The authority found the tavern allowed excessive alcohol consumption on its premises and promoted it by selling drinks at less than half the usual price.

It has suspended the Cook's on-licence for 24 hours, to occur one Wednesday this month, and has suspended the general manager's certificate for four weeks.