Students’ Union pull out of ’12 pubs of Christmas’

ABERYSTWYTH Students’ Union and other businesses in town have withdrawn from the ’12 pubs of Christmas’ event, after advice from Ceredigion County Council Licensing department.

In a statement, the Students’ Union explained their decision, saying that “Following discussions with Ceredigion County Council’s Licensing Officer it has come to our attention that some of the advertising for this event may lead to a breach of our terms of license if the event were to go ahead. The legal implications of this would fall on us as an organisation rather than on the event organisers.” Aberystwyth University Students' Union

“In light of this new information, we have taken the decision to withdraw from the event with immediate effect. We understand our decision has been mirrored by the following businesses in town for the same reasons: The Academy, Kanes Bar, Wiff Waff, The Marine Hotel and Harry’s Bar.”

The event, organised by an external promoter, involved a festival themed pub crawl around various Aber establishments.