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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.  The Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 governs the hours in which we are able to sell alcohol in Scotland.

The best way to find out what time your local store can sell alcohol is contact them directly, use our store locator to find their number  


For more information about alcohol licensing follow the links below:

• England and Wales
• Scotland
• Northern Ireland

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