Scream for Pizza licence extended with support from Sintons


A popular pizza and ice cream café, offering New York style pizza slices and homemade ice cream, on Newcastle’s Quayside has had its bid to extend its licence approved thanks to support from specialists at Sintons.

Scream for Pizza applied to extend its licensed hours from 7.30pm to 10pm, as well as to allow takeaway customers to purchase alcohol from the premises.

However, the business – which expanded from its initial site in Sandyford to open on the Quayside – faced some opposition to its plans from local residents, who raised concerns about alcohol-fuelled behaviour.

But with support from the specialist licensing team at Sintons, Scream for Pizza was successful in its application, gaining approval from Newcastle City Council’s licensing sub committee.

Represented by Sarah Smith – Sintons’ head of licensing and widely regarded as one of the leading lawyers in the North – she highlighted the quality of the restaurant and its offering, and its commitment to building an esteemed brand which would add to the area.

I Scream for Pizza is now able to extend its hours and scope of alcohol sales, which the business says will be an important diversification as it continues to recover from COVID-19 lockdown.

“Scream for Pizza is a high-quality brand which has two successful Newcastle sites, and we are very pleased to have been able to support them in their ambitions,” said Sarah Smith.

“While there was some opposition to their application, we were able to allay the concerns raised through highlighting the very positive impact, and thoroughly responsible approach, this business takes. It is an asset to the Quayside area and a leisure brand that looks set to continue to grow.

“We wish them the very best of luck for the future.”

Sarah Kilby, Group Operations Manager at Scream for Pizza said “We are very pleased with the outcome of our licence change and thank Sarah for her support and assistance throughout the whole process. Sarah’s help has allowed us to push our vision for the site forward and dramatically increase evening trade.”


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