Easter Liquor Licensing hours at a glance

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Police are reminding local people of the liquor licensing hours that will apply over the Easter weekend and that officers will be carrying out random checks of premises during that period.

On Thursday, March 24, the hours are 11.30am-11pm with half an hour drinking up time. Premises with an Article 44 licence or a ‘late licence’ may remain open to serve alcohol until midnight only (with half an hour drinking up time) provided an entertainment licence is in force

Licensing hours on Good Friday are from 5pm – 11pm only (with half an hour drinking up time) and no additional hours are allowed. However, premises can open earlier than 5pm for the sale of goods other than intoxicating liquor, for example. lunches and soft drinks. Off Licences: can operate from 8am – 11pm

On Easter Saturday, March 26, licensing hours are from 11.30am – 11pm (with half an hour drinking up time). Premises with a ‘late licence’ may remain open to serve alcohol until midnight (with half an hour drinking up time) provided an entertainment licence is in force.

Hours on Easter Sunday are 12.30pm – 10pm (with half an hour drinking up time). No additional hours allowed and Off Licences will be closed.

Normal licensing hours will operate on Easter Monday and Tuesday.

The hours are similar for Licensed Clubs. Those with an Article 26 Authorisation may remain open to serve alcohol to their members and guests until midnight only (with half an hour drinking up time) provided a function is being held for the benefit of its members. Exceptions are Good Friday and Easter Sunday.