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What hours do you sell alcohol?
Stores in England, Wales and Northern Ireland sell alcohol within the hours agreed when their licence was granted to sell alcohol. These times are set in agreement with the issuing authorities in line with government and local authority guidelines and legislation. Due to the variation from store to store, we're unable to publish this information. Contact your local store for specific information, they'll be happy to help.
The Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 governs the hours in which we are able to sell alcohol in Scotland. The act states that alcohol can be sold between the hours of 10am and 10pm. Some stores may have further restrictions, namely that alcohol can only be sold on a Sunday between the hours of 12:30pm and 10pm.
For more information about alcohol licensing follow the links below:
• England and Wales
• Northern Ireland