The owner of a Wokingham music shop has won his bid to sell beer and have live events at the store.

Ian Biles, the owner of the Beyond the Download music store in Wokingham had applied to sell beer and have live events on a permanent basis.

The application involved selling the shop’s own branded beer and hosting the events until 10pm on Monday to Sunday.

Mr Biles’ received news that his application was successful last month.

He said: “The letter saying our licence had been granted was sent on September 21, but I was phoned first by the licensing officers on September 1 to let us know.”

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Until now, Beyond the Download has had a temporary licence to sell its three branded beers and hold irregular live events in the store.

So far, it has seen live performances from British bands The Amazons, Circa Waves and Gengahr.

The grant of the licence means that the events can be held more regularly and the beers can be sold from opening to closing each day.

The shops sells three beers, the ‘Hells Bells’ lager 4.5 ABV,  a ‘Beyond the Pale’ pale ale 4.2 ABV and the ‘Beyond the Bitter End’ bitter beer 4.1 ABV, which are all sold in 500ml bottles.

The licence was granted by the Public Protection Partnership (PPP), which manages licensing issues in Wokingham Borough.

The PPP is a shared service between Wokingham Borough Council, West Berkshire Council and Bracknell Forest Council.

However, Wokingham Borough Council is set to leave the service next April.