Does Tesco Express Sell Alcohol? [All You Need To Know!]

Tesco Express stocks a wide range of everyday essential products and groceries without having to drive to the nearest supermarket.

So if you are looking to save some time and a potential drive, you might be wondering whether or not Tesco Express sells alcohol. Here is what I discovered!

Does Tesco Express Sell Alcohol?

Tesco Express does sell a range of alcohol, including wines, beers, ciders, and spirits like vodka, gin, liqueurs, brandy, rum, tequila, and whiskey. Customers can purchase alcohol at any Tesco Express between 8 am and 11 pm as long as you have a valid ID.

To learn more about the range of alcohol Tesco Express stocks, hours, and locations, keep on reading!

What Types Of Alcohol Do Tesco Express Sell?

Tesco Express sells a range of beers, wines, and ciders from various brands like Heineken, Budweiser, Desperado, Coors, Fosters, Kopparberg, Rekorderlig, and Old Moot, as well as some lesser-known  IPAs and craft beers.

They also have a wide selection of spirits, including whiskey, gin, brandy, rum, liqueurs, and vodka.

Additionally, Tesco Express sells all the big-name brands like Baileys, Gordons, Captain Morgan, Smirnoff, Whitley Neill, Absolut, Chivas Regal, and Bacardi.

When Can You Buy Alcohol At Tesco & Tesco Express?

In Tesco stores that are open for 24hrs, you can buy alcohol at any time of day, thanks to their 24hr license.

At Tesco Express stores, they usually sell alcohol from 8 am until 11 pm. In Scotland, stores start selling alcohol at 10 am and stop selling it at 10 pm.

Does Tesco Express Check For ID When You Buy Alcohol?

Yes, the staff at Tesco Express will request to see your ID if you look under 25. You will be asked to present either a photo driving license, a passport, or a proof of age card.

If you are accompanied by anyone under the age of 18 and the staff suspect that you are buying the alcohol for them, they will not serve you.

Do Tesco Express Sell Tonic Water?

Yes, Tesco Express does sell tonic water, however, they don’t have a massive selection. They sell Indian Tonic Water and Schweppes. If you are looking for different flavours you may need to go to a Tesco Superstore.

What Types Of Gin Does Tesco Express Sell?

What Types Of Gin Does Tesco Express Sell?

Tesco Express has a range of gins on offer, however, the choice will be limited and may vary from store to store. Tesco Express sells basic gins like Gordon’s and Tanqueray.

They also stock a range of different flavors like Gordon’s Pink Gin and some of the Whitley Neill flavors.

The availability of these flavors may vary. It is best to contact your local Tesco Express if you wish to know exactly which gins they stock.

What Drinks Mixers Do Tesco Express Sell?

Tesco Express sells all of the basic mixers, including Coca-Cola, lemonade, fresh Juices, tonic water, and ginger beer.

They are restricted in the variations they sell, so if you want anything out of the ordinary, such as flavored tonic waters, you may need to go to a Tesco superstore.

Does Tesco Express Sell Cocktail Shakers?

Unless there is a promotional deal, it is unlikely that your local Tesco Express will sell cocktail mixers. You may need to call up and enquire or pop in to see for yourself.

The best bet is to visit a Tesco superstore. You will be able to find cocktail shakers in the home décor or kitchen aisle.

To learn more about shopping at Tesco, be sure to see our other posts on the Tesco price match policy, whether or not Tesco accepts Apple Pay, if Tesco delivers, and if you can get cashback from Tesco.


Tesco Express does sell alcohol. Tesco Express sells many alcoholic drinks, although there are still fewer options than the bigger Tesco stores.

In Tesco superstores, alcohol can be purchased at any time of day as they are licensed to sell alcohol for the entire 24hrs that they are open.

In Tesco Express stores, you can buy alcohol from 8 am until the store closes at 11 pm. These times do not apply if you live in Scotland, where you won’t be allowed to buy alcohol before 10 am or after 10 pm.

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Marques Thomas

Marques Thomas graduated with a MBA in 2011. Since then, Marques has worked in the retail and consumer service industry as a manager, advisor, and marketer. Marques is also the head writer and founder of

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