A pub is facing a review of its license after alleged large gatherings and anti-social behaviour during lockdown.

The Jolly Sailor Pub in Church Street, Maldon will be under review at a meeting of Maldon District Council's Licensing Sub Committee on Monday (September 28).

The application, made by the council's Environmental Health Department, claims customers hung around the area in large groups without social distancing and a lack of personal protective equipment was used by staff.

During the national lockdown, the pub was operating two gazebos outside offering take away food and drink.

The report also makes claims of public urination and aggressive behaviour which required police attendance.

The report said: "Despite assurances from the Landlord, the Council believes the Jolly Sailors adherence to the advice and method of service delivery continues to represent a health risk to staff of the Jolly Sailor and the public which needs mitigation to prevent the risk of Covid transmission.

"Reports also received, allege The Jolly Sailor has played loud music on a number of occasions, in a way which encouraged a party atmosphere around The Hythe.

"This would be in breach of the government advice which states that people accessing takeaway services be served and encouraged to leave the locality before consumption of purchased items.

"In addition to the complaints regarding loud music, there have also been reports of people/patrons under the influence of alcohol attempting to board the moored boats without authorisation, acts of public urination and drunken and aggressive behaviour which required Police attendance."