Botham's of Whitby applies for licence to sell alcohol in hampers

A Whitby bakery has applied for an alcohol licence to allow it to sell something a bit stronger within its popular hampers.

By Carl Gavaghan, Local Democracy Reporting Service
Monday, 8th February 2021, 2:31 pm

Botham’s of Whitby, an institution in the town for more than a century, has applied to Scarborough Borough Council for the off sales licence for its Enterprise Way store.

The application would allow alcohol to be sold along with online orders from its website.

In its application, the company states that it is not planning to sell alcohol to be consumed on the premises.

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Botham's of Whitby's Enterprise Way store picture: Google

It states: “We are only selling gift hampers predominantly made up of our baked goods, but with the addition of some beers, wines or spirits.”

Elizabeth Botham set up her bakery in Whitby over 150 years ago.

It now has three locations in the town with bakeries in Skinner Street and Baxtergate alongside the Enterprise Way unit on the Whitby to Scarborough Road.

The application is now out to consultation.

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