Ed Sheeran banned from hosting drinking games or giving away free booze at his new restaurant – The Sun

BOOZE-LOVING Ed Sheeran has been told that he can’t host drinking games or giveaway free booze at his new watering hole.

He’s opened a restaurant in London and has just been granted permission to serve alcohol to drinkers as long as they are seated.

But local councillors have told the singer he must adhere to strict rules if he wants to keep his license to serve drinks at Bertie Blossoms in Notting Hill.

They include no free booze promotions, drinking games where punters can down booze in a set time or where alcohol is poured directly into the mouths of revellers.

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea said: “A responsible person must ensure that staff on relevant premises do not carry out, arrange or participate in any irresponsible promotions in relation to the premises.

“An irresponsible promotion means any one or more of the following activities, or substantially similar activities, carried on for the purpose of encouraging the sale or supply of alcohol for consumption on the premises-

“Games or other activities which require or encourage, or are designed to require or encourage, individuals to drink a quantity of alcohol within a time limit (other than to drink alcohol sold or supplied on the premises before the cessation of the period in which the responsible person is authorised to sell or supply alcohol), or drink as much alcohol as possible (whether within a time limit or otherwise).

“Provision of unlimited or unspecified quantities of alcohol free or for a fixed or discounted fee to the public or to a group defined by a particular characteristic in a manner which carries a significant risk of undermining a licensing objective.

“Provision of free or discounted alcohol or any other thing as a prize to encourage or reward the purchase and consumption of alcohol over a period of 24 hours or less in a manner which carries a significant risk of undermining a licensing objective.

“Selling or supplying alcohol in association with promotional posters or flyers on, or in the vicinity of, the premises which can reasonably be considered to condone, encourage or glamorise anti-social behaviour or to refer to the effects of drunkenness in any favourable manner;

“Dispensing alcohol directly by one person into the mouth of another (other than where that other person is unable to drink without assistance by reason of disability).”

The star recently revealed that he’s shed four stone after piling on the pounds eating big meals and downing pints.

The musician, 28, slimmed down from 16 stone to 12 stone after people pointed out he had piled on a few pounds, but he believes they only did so because they were feeling 'insecure' themselves.

Speaking on the Behind The Medal podcast, he said: “I never had insecurities and people pointed them out – your brain starts thinking about them.

“It all stems from other people's insecurities. So many people have things they're insecure about so it makes them feel better to point out someone else's.”

However, Ed admitted he used to eat too much and didn't exercise enough, leading to his pals nicknaming him 'Two Dinners Teddy'.

He said: “My problem was I'd go to the pub, have bangers and mash, a pie, maybe a pudding and then loads of pints. And then not exercise.

“My friends used to call me Two Dinners Teddy. On tour, it's very easy to drink every single day because there's always someone visiting. I had to make a real effort on the tour.

“I'm 12 stone now. I started running. I've got into cycling as well.”

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