Bristol city centre strip club seeks sex entertainment licence renewal

The venue has fully nude pole dancing and lap dancing
Central Chambers in St Stephens Street Central Chambers in St Stephens Street
Central Chambers in St Stephens Street

Bristol’s biggest nude lap-dancing club is reapplying for its sex entertainment venue (SEV) licence.

Councillors will decide whether to approve the application, which is reviewed every 12 months, for Central Chambers in St Stephens Street.

The application has been made by Hampshire-based owners Reedbed Limited, which says the premises will provide male and female performers involving ‘full or partial nudity’.

The SEV application also says the venue will have ‘fully nude pole dancing and topless and fully nude lap dancing’ between the hours of 12.00 and 06.30 Monday to Sunday.

Any objections to the application must be made in writing no later than September 26, which is 28 days after the August 29 application date.

In July 2022, a proposed ban on strip clubs in Bristol was overwhelmingly rejected by city councillors who agreed with the vast majority of respondents to a 12-week consultation that the clubs should not be shut down.

Licensing committee members voted by 10-1 to retain the limit of two sexual entertainment venues (SEVs) in the city centre and one in Old Market.