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Changes to Licensing Hours over Christmas and New Year

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If you are intending to go out socialising over the Christmas and New Year period, please remember there will be some changes to licensing hours

On Christmas Eve, the permitted hours are 11.30am to 11pm, or midnight if a late extension is in place. Thirty minutes drinking-up time is allowed.

Off-licences in pubs can open from 11.30am to 11pm, and off licences in shops from 8am to 11pm.

On Christmas Day the hours are 12.30pm to 10pm. Thirty minutes drinking-up time is allowed, but there will be no late licences and no off-sales.

The New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day hours are 11.30am to 11pm, or to 1am with a late extension. Off-licences in pubs can open from 11.30am to 11pm, and off licences in shops from 8am to 11pm.

Please don’t forget to plan to get home safely, and if you are planning to have a drink, leave the car at home.

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