Definition of licensing hours in English:

licensing hours

plural noun

  • (in the UK) the periods of the day during which alcoholic drinks may be sold legally.

    ‘the bar is shutting down because it could not extend its licensing hours’
    • ‘An application for longer licensing hours will be heard today.’
    • ‘Any decision to change licensing hours must be endorsed by the province, which fixes the hours bars are allowed to operate.’
    • ‘A review of the premises by the Council's licensing sub-committee resulted in restrictions to her licensing hours.’
    • ‘The court was told he was angry the shop worker would not serve him with alcohol outside of licensing hours.’
    • ‘Street food chefs fear the cosmopolitan image of the city will be damaged by strict licensing hours and bureaucracy.’