Late night food plans for popular Montrose venue

Busby's intends to provide its customers with late night meals and snacks.
Busby's intends to provide its customers with late night meals and snacks.

Busby’s, the popular Montrose nightspot, is to seek permission to sell food to customers from 10 p.m. until 3 a.m., after the club closes at 2 a.m.

The plan would be for this to be in operation on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

The George Street venue has applied to Angus Licensing board and has plans to play background music during food service, with the level not exceeding 85 decibels, or any approved level.

Busby’s are also entertaining plans to extend the usage of their premises for such as business meetings and conferences, outside of their current licensing hours. They are also keen to add restaurant facilities. In addition, Busby’s would be used as a training venue, delivering SIA Door Supervision, Personal Licence Holders and Refreshers, Certificate Licensed Premises Staff, Conflict Management and Maybo Physical Intervention training.

Originally, the proposals were to be put before the Licensing Board on January 8.

But a case of flu has meant the hearing was postponed until February. Manager and owner of the lease Wendy Thomson, has been confined to bed, posting on Facebook: “I can’t go in to the Licensing Board to represent us like this.” She added how important it was to be fully fit when she addresses such an important application. The plans have so far generated 216 likes on the venue’s Facebook page.