BIZWATCH: BREAKFAST WITH WINE FOR PENARTH RAIL COMMUTERS

The "Ty Gwin" Wine Lounge in Royal Buildings used to be The Pheasantry - and before that Sadlers.

The “Ty Gwin” Wine Lounge in Royal Buildings used to be The Pheasantry – and before that Sadlers.

The popular wine lounge “Tŷ Gwin” on Victoria Road overlooking Station Approach has applied for an extension of its existing licence to enable it to open at 08:00 in the morning.

“Tŷ Gwin” – which means “Wine House”  in Welsh – was opened last year by two Portuguese dentists – Joao Ferreira and Pedro Fonseca –  both of whom have their practices in Wales .

Ty Gwin is applying to open for business at 08:00 am

Ty Gwin is applying to open for business at 08:00 am

Many of the wines served on the premises  come from Portugal – including some from Joao’s own famous  family vineyard Quinta de Gadaires in the Douro Valley. The wine-lounge  premises will be remembered by many Penarthians as once having been Sadler’s the well-remembered poulterers and fishmongers and, more recently The Pheasantry wine bar.

The proprietors have made an application seeking to supply extend their hours of opening so as to start at 08:00. Ty Gwin also wants to be able to sell alcohol for consumption off the premises.

Deputy Town Clerk of Penarth Keri Hutchings

Deputy Town Clerk of Penarth Keri Hutchings

Penarth Town Council’s Deputy Town Clerk Keri Hutchings, told members of Penarth Town Council’s Leisure and Amenities Committee that it would be also necessary to get approval for such an extension from  the Vale of Glamorgan Council licensing department and from the emergency services, police, fire service and local residents.

Cllr Gwyn Roberts (Labour St Augustines), moved that council officers should gather further the information.

Penarth Town Cllr Anthony Ernest (Conservative Plymouth Ward) is to stand for Plymouth Ward as an Indepepdent candiate for election to the Vale of Glamorgan Counci

Penarth Town Cllr Anthony Ernest (Conservative Plymouth Ward)

Cllr Anthony Ernest ( Conservative Plymouth Ward) said that he was not particularly happy that Tŷ Gwin should start off-licence sales from 08:00 in the morning . He said “I think that is an unreasonable hour”   He thought a 09:00 start would be better and submitted an objection to the proposed 08:00 start. Cllr Ernest pointed out that there were local residents living in apartments immediately above the premises.

Cllr Neil Thomas (Labour Cornerswell)

Cllr Neil Thomas (Labour Cornerswell)

The acting chairman Cllr Neil Thomas (Labour Cornerswell) said the committee appeared to be agreed that Tŷ Gwin’s application to start at 08:00 was “too early” and the committee also wanted more information  – but it was pointed out that other off-licence premises were already open at 08:00 and that it might be Tŷ Gwin’s intention to serve breakfasts

It was then agreed to “express concern” – but to leave the final decision to Vale of Glamorgan Council officers in the council’s licensing department.

 

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13 Responses to BIZWATCH: BREAKFAST WITH WINE FOR PENARTH RAIL COMMUTERS

  1. SUNNY SIDE UP.. says:

    With Wetherspoons Allowed To Serve Food At 8 And Alcohol From 9 Why Not Give These Guys A Chance To Get Something Back From Their Investment. Better Still Councillors Why Not Get Up Earlier And Smell The Bacon??

  2. Chris David says:

    Eight AM or nine AM, hmmmm well must consider that at length- makes a huge difference. Jeezzz I despair. Give them the licence- induce a little competition. Anyway in France its common for a Frenchman to have a small Cognac with is pre work breakfast coffee. Hey that’s odd, France is a far more civilised country when it comes to imbibed socialising. Haven’t our obviously bereft councillors got anything important to debate?

  3. Mute point in some ways..
    – To be able to trade in alcohol you need the license , doesnt mean you want to pump out booze 8am BUT that you might want to utalise the space your paying for at an earlier point in the day??
    doesnt seem unreasonable
    – i would echo previous points that if its ok for wetherspoons …. why not everyone else?
    Our license enables us to open earlier and shut later than we do – we choose our hours because having another shop with some form it suits what we want to do, this example being a newer venture and prehaps not something they would have had as much previous experience in surley its only natural to want to evolve the business as you get more comfortable with it?
    common sense provail please and get it granted so breakfasters of penarth might have another option other than chain et al (though there are some fab indie options available)

  4. Simon says:

    Why doesn’t someone go on Dragons Den with the idea of a portable alcohol dispenser, rather like a saline drip, so people can flood their blood stream with wine 24 hours a day – for breakfast, on the train, at work. Perhaps Plaid could start a petition?

    • Chris David says:

      You have a patent Simon? Well try France where the local town / village café bars open 6-7 AM and the civilised population have breakfast,go to work and then socialise with few problems of drunkenness.

  5. Anne says:

    I can’t see any problem with this. 8 o’clock isn’t early! But why have town cllrs if they are incapable of making decisions – leaving the final decision to Vale of Glamorgan Council officers madness???

  6. Paul says:

    “but to leave the final decision to Vale of Glamorgan Council officers in the council’s licensing department.”
    These vale councilors seem to have too much power in their hands these day..

  7. Ivor Bagman says:

    My breakfast is at dawn.
    Down the prom with a slab of ale
    And a bag of crisps !!!

  8. Richard says:

    Knock it back, everyone!

  9. AK says:

    ‘it would be also necessary to get approval for such an extension from the Vale of Glamorgan Council licensing department and from the emergency services, police, fire service and local residents’

    Such a bureaucratic palaver in any case, so why make it even more so by having the Town Council pontificate on the matter at the tax payers’ expense, when it has nothing to do with them.

  10. Henry says:

    As a representative of Ty Gwin Winelounge, I can confirm that the purpose of the application is to extend our opening hours to 8am, not to extend our licence. We will be unable to sell alcohol for consumption either on or off the premises until 11am, as per our licence. We would be more than happy to provide another option for breakfast in Penarth, as is our intention.

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