I'm not against students having fun, but I'm wondering if any other local residents are a bit alarmed by the massive student night at the Dover Castle, which seems to be resulting in people spilling out all over Great Dover Street and making a pretty stunning amount of noise.
The reason they got the 2am license in the first place was because it was NOT a residential area when they applied. You can see why MOS are really fighting the planning applications as this is how it ends up.
I think you will find the licence of a pub is not reviewed annually ( imagine the cost!)
places with late night licences ( post 11pm) will probably have conditions built in.
the main ones being
doors must be closed after 11pm so as to contain most of the noise
signs must be up reminding customers to be mindful of neighbours.
garden areas may have to close at 11pm ( crown, imbibe, woolpack all have this)
limiters may have to be on sound systems to stop excessive noise.
these are just a few of the main conditions found in late night venues.
providing the pub is seen to be complying, its within thier rights to make full use of the licence.
it sounds to me as if the publican there is bending the rules a bit, however if you feel they are going over the top , you should speak to the sound control people or the licencing people at the council.
or ask the publican to control his crowds more.
maybe he should have door staff and a no drinks outside after 11pm condition. ( this was a condition put on one of my pubs)
remember , it will have to be a problem that occurs frequently rather than once in a blue moon for any action to be taken.