Chloe Hogg, centre, with city council licensing manager Nicola Edwards and dad Kenny Hogg
Having just turned 18, Chloe Hogg has had extra cause for celebration after being handed her very own alcohol licence.
Chloe, whose dad Kenny has owned Fantails in Wetheral since before she was born, underwent a day-long training and examination course in May, where she achieved the qualifications needed.
However she could not officially be given a licence until she was 18.
“The other people on the course were kind of surprised, because everyone thought you had to be over 18 to sit the course,” Chloe said.
“They didn’t realise you just can’t get the licence until you’re 18.”
While Kenny will remain the Designated Premises Supervisor for Fantails, having the licence means that Chloe can act as the designated premises supervisor for any business that sells or supplies alcohol – including stamping her mark on the family business.
“I’m very excited,” she said. “Fantails has been a big part of my life: both parents worked in the business.
“It will be good fun. At the moment I’m really enjoying working in the hospitality industry.
“I plan to work here for a few years before going off travelling. I want to maybe work in other bars or pubs around the world and bring back what I’ve learned to Carlisle.”