A town centre bar and restaurant faces a licensing hearing amid complaints about noise, drunkenness and public defecation.

A licensing panel at Bolton Council this week will hear an application for a premises licence for the Palladium Bar and Grill on Bradshawgate.

The bar, which markets itself as a ‘contemporary Afro Caribbean bar where cocktails, music and opulence rule’ has applied through potential licensee Hassam Abdullai for permission to operate the bar until 11.30pm each day and midnight on Saturdays.

Alcohol would be served until 30 minutes before those times.

The two-storey Palladium bar is on the end of a row of commercial businesses with a residential block known as the School House, directly at the rear of the premises.

The application has been the subject of numerous objections, with Bolton Council publishing 25 letters received by them opposing the granting of a licence.

Many of the objections claim that previous marketing material released by the bar uses the slogan ‘ pay less, drink more’.

Other common themes include complaints of noise, drunkenness and public defecation.

Previous to the current application Mr Abdullai has recently applied for a premises licence on two other occasions.

The applications were rejected due to errors on the application form.

In March an application to transfer the licence was rejected as it had already been surrendered.

Greater Manchester police have requested that should the licence be granted, measures are put in place regarding CCTV, door staff and Pubwatch scheme membership.

One objection letter, states: “In the few months they have been open during the pandemic my tenant and several other residents have been forced to complain at the rowdiness, drunken behaviour, loud music and people defecating in Bollings Yard.

“All this has happened before they have a licence.

“I believe the consequences should they get one would be frightening.

“The bar is no more than 20 feet from the bedroom windows of my apartment.

“It will make it virtually impossible to achieve a night’s uninterrupted sleep.

“They have a mantra on their leaflets and internet sites stating ‘pay little, drink more’.

“That seems extremely irresponsible.”

Another objector, said: “Since opening without a licence we have been forced to make formal complaints relating to noise into the early hours with revellers drinking outside and more concerning on Bollings Yard literally feet away from our building leaving empty bottles and cans strewn across the area.

“How much worse this will be should you grant a licence.”

The licensing panel will hear representations on the application on Wednesday, July 7.

The Palladium Bar and Grill did not respond when contacted for comment.