Scotland and Engalnd: pubs with the kids

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Jun 20th, 2016, 10:39 AM
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Scotland and Engalnd: pubs with the kids

What are the general rules/etiquette for being in pubs with kids? Ours are 6,11 and 14. My hubby and I want to enjoy a few good pints and some drams(sp?) during our three weeks of adventures!
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Jun 20th, 2016, 10:48 AM
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Unless the law has changed recently then in Scotland very few pubs will admit children at all.

http://www.insiders-scotland-guide.c...ttishPubs.html

Some pubs will allow children up to around 9:00pm - but generally if they serve food.

Being drunk in charge of children is a criminal offence so you might want to limit your "few good pints and some drams", driving when drunk is also a criminal offence.
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Jun 20th, 2016, 11:08 AM
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dotheboyshall Thanks for the link. Just to clear things up, I never implied I was going to be drunk in from of the kids!! Just thinking a pint and some food at a pub. Impaired driving is a criminal offence in my country as well so we have no plans for that either!
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Jun 20th, 2016, 11:09 AM
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Quite a few pubs have a 'dining room' separate from the main bar area and typically children are allowed there - sometimes just a lunchtime though. Also some have garden/outdoor seating and kids can sit there.
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Jun 20th, 2016, 11:15 AM
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We were in England and Scotland with our kids last summer. We had no problems bringing our kids to pubs in England. In Scotland, they could only go into places with food & most places required kids be out by 8 or 9.
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Jun 20th, 2016, 01:26 PM
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"Unless the law has changed recently then in Scotland very few pubs will admit children at all."

How do people manage to make this stuff up.

The drink driving limits in Scotland were dramatically reduced to levels much lower than those in England. You need to be well aware of this, it now isn't worth drinking anything and driving at all.

The simple result of our government's wisdom is that many Scottish pubs have their financial backs against the wall. Their main income stream is food and most welcome children.

There is still many "drinking pubs" in city centres, they are just not the sort of environment for children (or many adults) in the evening.

In most countryside areas, food will be served and children will be made very welcome, just don't take them to the bar to be served.

Where are you visiting?
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Jun 20th, 2016, 04:00 PM
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Thanks for the info. We definitely don't plan to dirnk and drive. Just hoping to have lunch/dinner and maybe a drink with the family.
BritishCaicos We will be in Edinburgh, Portree(Skye), Cotswolds (Lechlade), and London. Any fave spots?
Jennier_Travels I heard something similar about the 8-9 rule. That makes sense.
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