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.