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Witherspoon’s 2 drink limit for parents

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Leaannb Fri 24-Jan-20 19:21:56

I just saw an article about Witherspoons deciding to impose a 2 drink limit with parents who have their children with them. How do you feel about this? Is this being unreasonable?

YappityYapYap Fri 24-Jan-20 19:24:27

Yes it is

Peapod29 Fri 24-Jan-20 19:24:41

Given that they feel the need to impose this rule on their clientele tells you that they are probably not BU.

CherieBabySpliffUp Fri 24-Jan-20 19:24:49

It's been their policy for years, they've just let it be implemented at an individual level depending on the pub managers discretion. I can't see what is wrong with it.

Mummyscrewedup Fri 24-Jan-20 19:25:05

They have done it on and off for years. As part of responsible license holding is that they shouldn't allow kids to be at risk. Sadly too many used to sit in spoons getting pissed with kids running riot and completely unable to parent them. If that goes wrong the buck goes back to the pub for continuing to serve..

YappityYapYap Fri 24-Jan-20 19:25:05

Sorry I thought you said is this reasonable but you said is this unreasonable! No it's not unreasonable

stripeypillowcase Fri 24-Jan-20 19:25:26

imo there should be a 2 alcoholic drinks limit for any place that serve (alcoholic) drinks

Mummymummums Fri 24-Jan-20 19:25:55

Not unreasonable. Partly depends on age of children but they can't keep them safe if they're drunk.

Mistystar99 Fri 24-Jan-20 19:27:48

Yep it is fair enough!! Two is enough in public. If you want three, go home, settle the kids, give the pub some peace, and have one in your own gaff!! Not fair to kids or other customers to be stuck in a pub while you get pickled.

AnneLovesGilbert Fri 24-Jan-20 19:28:19

On the bbc they said it’s been illegal since the early 1900s to be drunk while responsible for a child of 7 or under. Wetherspoons are including all children up up to 16.

They must have their reasons. Punters who don’t like their guidance are free to get legless in order establishments.

tictac86 Fri 24-Jan-20 19:28:23

I think it's a great idea

CherieBabySpliffUp Fri 24-Jan-20 19:28:46

It's only a 2 alcoholic drink limit.
The parents can have as many soft drinks as they like (unless that has changed.)

myusernamewastakenbyme Fri 24-Jan-20 19:29:00

Btw its Wetherspoons not Witherspoons !!!

Leaannb Fri 24-Jan-20 19:29:59

I’m American blame auto correct

Dozer Fri 24-Jan-20 19:30:45

The voting won’t work as you haven’t expressed an opinion.

Amanduh Fri 24-Jan-20 19:31:10

Also, it’s not Wetherspoons. They do have this as a rule, but only enforce it if there is trouble. This is ONE branch of wetherspoons, because the same people keep coming in, drinking loads, and fighting.
Fair enough.

Ponoka7 Fri 24-Jan-20 19:32:03

Do fancier restaurants serving strong wine, also do this, or is it just poor people we seek to control?

My issue with WS is that they buy up prime sites, then change the rules. Considering Boris made WS Boss £44 million richer this year, they've got the funds to take a, loss on some pubs, keeping the stronghold is more important.

They banned dogs, even in rural places, they banned music. Dining hours with children got stricter, which again in holiday places wasn't fair.

They do little about the amount of cocaine getting dropped off and taken on their premises.

So I can't say I do agree with this. Each case should be judged individually.

pinkmagic1 Fri 24-Jan-20 19:32:36

Judging by the one in the centre of my local city I think it's an excellent idea!

Rezie Fri 24-Jan-20 19:32:46

If one parent has 2 drinks or less, can the other parent drink as much as they want? Is there an age limit on the kids? We often to out to bar with my dad but I'm 30 and my brother is 40 grin

While I can understand it, I'm not a fan of making these types of rules.

Hoik Fri 24-Jan-20 19:33:10

Its responsible parenting. DH and I take it in turns to have a drink so that one us is always clear headed, we have DC with SN though so it's important that we do this. My brother and his wife got so drunk at a family meal that my mother had to drive them both home and then take their DC (four of them) to her house for the night as they wouldn't have been able to look after them. They didn't intend to get so drunk, they just got carried away but they still haven't lived it down even years later.

Whatsnewpussyhat Fri 24-Jan-20 19:33:39

It's to stop the shit parents buying a bowl of chips and getting pissed while their kids run about unsupervised.
Especially in the summer when they try to hide in the beer garden.

Ponoka7 Fri 24-Jan-20 19:33:49

"This is ONE branch of wetherspoons, because the same people keep coming in, drinking loads, and fighting."

Then that's possibly reasonable. If the people doing that were with children at the time and drinking was causing the fights.

ThatUserNamesTakenTryAnother Fri 24-Jan-20 19:35:08


Given that they feel the need to impose this rule on their clientele tells you that they are probably not BU.

exactly this

gingerchaos Fri 24-Jan-20 19:36:16

Given that they feel the need to impose this rule on their clientele tells you that they are probably not BU.

^ This. It's their business because they have to be responsible landlords.

Hoik Fri 24-Jan-20 19:38:52

Ultimately it's their pub and their rules, if people don't like it then they're free to vote with their feet and go elsewhere.

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