pub off licence

anonymous asked:

What is the legal drinking age in the UK?

According to the BBC, teens aged 16 or 17 can drink beer, wine or cider with a meal if it is bought by an adult and they are with an adult. It is illegal for this age group to drink spirits in pubs even with a meal. It’s also illegal for people under 18 to buy alcohol in a pub, off-licence, shop or elsewhere.

However, when I was around 14, I knew tons of people who had been drunk before by borrowing/stealing alcohol from big brothers/sisters/friends/etc. A common ‘starter’ drink for teens to drink in parks is WKD, but it’s not ver alcoholic.

Originally posted by butteryplanet

In the old days pubs used to have their own off-licences as these were the only places that you could buy alcohol to take home. These served as a vital part of the community and also one of the original recyclers as they would take your bottles back, rewarding you by giving a discount on your next purchase. I feel this would be a delightful thing to bring back. By having a fine relationship with my brewer I would sell their original beers from a small booth in the corner of the pub, but it would also be accessible from the street.  

I think it would nice.

A x