Easter licensing hours

Open hour restrictions are in place over the Easter weekend.

Open hour restrictions are in place over the Easter weekend.

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Police are reminding local people of the liquor licensing hours that will apply over the Easter weekend.

Thursday 24th: 11.30 am – 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

Good Friday: 5pm – 11pm only (with half an hour drinking up time). Premises can open earlier than 5pm for the sale of goods other than intoxicating liquor, for example. lunches and soft drinks.

No additional hours allowed

Off Licences: 8am – 11pm

Saturday 26th: 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.

Easter Sunday: 12:30pm – 10pm (with half an hour drinking up time).

No additional hours allowed

Off Licences: No opening hours

Easter Monday and Tuesday: Normal licensing hours.

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: Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

Police will be carrying out random checks of premises.