Pub age

Old Dec 27th, 2004, 07:48 PM
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Pub age

Is there an age limit to enter pubs in London? I have a 15 year old daughter who will be with us. She will not be drinking, but our pub plans will be different if there is an age limit as in some establishments in the US.
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tbsdebbie, you wont have any worries about taking your 15 year old daughter into pubs, especially, for meals, etc.
Always check with the owners beforehand. What a pity your not visiting rural England, where there are quaint english inns, hanging baskets of flowers, etc. The village inn in rural england, is a "meeting place" for so many people in the village. Families go there with their children for meals, elderly people meet for eats & drinks, along with sporting club members, even some people with their dogs (who happily sit under the table....again it depends on the licensee, if dogs are allowed)
As for London, and your 15 year old daughter....if your sitting in a designated meal area, no problems at all. Also a lot of pubs have an outside beer garden, which is great for families & children.
As for the main public bar areas, I don't think they would be condusive for teenage children.
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Old Dec 28th, 2004, 05:32 AM
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Hi tbs,

You may bring your child into a pub with you.

You may even buy your child a beer.

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There was a question about this a while back, so I copied and pasted the answer here:
The law in England is:

It is an offence to give alcohol to a child under five (unless it is given by a doctor on health grounds).If you are five or over and under 16 there is no legal restriction on you drinking alcohol at home or on other private premises.

If you are under 14 (18 in Northern Ireland) you cannot normally go into a pub or other licensed premises where alcohol is sold and consumed during opening hours unless you are the landlord?s child or live on the premises. However, a publican can apply for a children?s certificate that will allow children under 14 to be taken into a pub by an adult. Children would normally have to leave by 9pm.

In England and Wales, if you are aged 14 or 15 you can go into a pub but cannot buy or drink alcohol there.If you are aged 16 or 17 you can buy or drink wine, beer, cider or perry (but not spirits) with a meal in a hotel or restaurant or part of a pub set apart for eating meals. You can also buy liqueur chocolates. In Northern Ireland, it is an offence for a person under 18 to buy or drink alcohol in a pub.

It is normally an offence for a person under 18 to buy alcohol and drink alcohol in a pub - but see paragraph above. It is also an offence for a person to buy alcohol on behalf of a person under 18 that is to be drunk in the street.

Anyone working in a pub will be committing an offence if they sell or allow a person under 18 to drink alcohol in a pub. However, they will have a defence if they can prove that they had no reason to suspect that the person was under 18.
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Hi Lee75. I just thought I would stop by and say hi.

W miss you over on the Tafalgar Board.


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General Max!!

What are you doing here? You found Fodors? I never check the Trafalgar Boards any more but check the Insight boards once in awhile, and see your posts.

Where is the post from Lee75 you mention?

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Hello Infotrack,
tropo is the answer.
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