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Can you buy alcohol at Tesco at any time of day/night

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Food Shopping & Groceries
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Food Shopping & Groceries
Just a quickie. Intending to go really early to Tesco tomorrow. I am intending to buy some beers (on offer;)) in with the shopping. I know after a certain time at night they used to stop you buying alcohol (not sure if this is still the same, been a while since I went very late). Just wondering how early they are allowed to sell it?
Dont want to go too early & find I can't have the beers. (DH birthday Friday & got friends coming over)

Many thanks.



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  • its 10am - 10pm daily inc sundays now
  • rumncokerumncoke Forumite
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    Thanks for that. May have to adjust my plans a bit.



  • geordie_joegeordie_joe Forumite
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    stevenalex wrote: »
    its 10am - 10pm daily inc sundays now
    Are you sure? I've bought beer in my local tesco at 9.00am not long ago.

    I remember because it is the furthest away of 3 supermarkets and I only ever go there for very special offers on booze, and their 4p curry.

    My local is open 6 till midnight (10 till 4 on Sundays) and I'm sure you can by booze whenever it is open.

    If I were rumncoke I would ring my local store and check.
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    edited 28 April 2010 at 10:01PM
    I thought alcohol was available from when the store opens eg 6, 7 or 8 am and sold until 10 pm even if its a 24hour store you cant buy alcohol after 10 anyway. Im speaking from experience of having worked at sainsburys that opened at 7 am and closed at 10pm but i do shop in tesco after 10pm on friday nights

    OP im sure if you go at 8 or 9am then you will be fine
  • I went into my local tesco yesterday AM and bought 6 cases of beer, they used to limit it to 3 but seem to have stopped that now, and my till reciept says 9.07, that was my first of many visits yesterday to various Mr T's as there beer offer is worth stocking up on.:beer:
  • blue_haddockblue_haddock Forumite
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    i think its down to the hours that the store applies for locally.

    There is a big tesco extra near me that i'm sure serves booze 24hrs a day but a few miles down the road another 24hr store has only just applied for a 24hr license.
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  • Perhaps there are regional differences, i.e England/Scotland?

    In Scotland, it's 10am-10pm 7 days a week now, it used to be 8am-10pm with the exception of Sunday when it was 12pm-10pm.
  • blue_haddock is correct, each store has to apply for a license, and the license will stipulate the hours of sale. The store right next to my house sells booze twenty four hours ... pretty handy for impromptu parties!
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    Even if they have a license for 24 hours they may not use it. My local store used to stop selling at 11pm until 8pm except in build up to Christmas, since new manager has taken over they sell it all the time. You are best off giving them a ring and asking.
    If you find you are drinking too much give this number a call. 0845 769 7555
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    dmg24 wrote: »
    blue_haddock is correct, each store has to apply for a license, and the license will stipulate the hours of sale. The store right next to my house sells booze twenty four hours ... pretty handy for impromptu parties!


    Bingo! ^ This ^ is right, they all are different and have to apply to the local council for a licence at an individual rate. It depends on the council as to weather they feel it will be abused or will be of use. Not all stores have the licence.
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