Parents or anyone with children could be banned from drinking more than two alcoholic drinks in Wetherspoons if they have children with them.
The policy, which is allegedly nationwide, emerged when a poster was put up at the Robert Pocock pub in Gravesend, Kent following an incident of "unruly behaviour". The poster went up last Sunday but has since been taken down
The poster read: "As part of our licensing it is our responsibility to ensure that we are protecting children from harm.
"Therefore adults in charge of children will be allowed to have one alcoholic drink and a further alcoholic drink with a sit-down meal."
It is reported that the rule is a nationwide policy and can be enforced by individual Wetherspoons managers if they choose to do so.
The poster goes on to say that after the two-drink limit has been reached, staff hold the "legal right to refuse service of alcohol" to customers.
Being drunk while in charge of kids under the age of seven in a public place is illegal – according to the 1902 licensing act – and drinkers with children can face a fine or in severe cases, a month in prison.
As always, the poster has stirred up social media, with hundreds of Twitter users taking to the platform to have their say.
Nothing to "debate" about. I applaud and thank the #RobertPocock for being responsible and for keeping our town and children safe. #Wetherspoons #NightimeEconomy #Licensing #Gravesend https://t.co/iVcxLOCD7I— Cllr. Jordan Meade 🇬🇧 (@MeadeJordan) January 23, 2020
Parents who take their kids into a dump like Wetherspoons are engaging in child cruelty.— 🄿🅁🄴🅃🅃🅈 🄷🄰🅃 🄼🄰🄲🄷🄸🄽🄴 ⚫️ (@PrettyHatMech) January 24, 2020
Boycott Wetherspoons. Don't want to be dictaded to by idiots. 1902 act is dated and needs replacing— Phillip reed (@phillipreed16) January 23, 2020
Wetherspoon pubs ban parents from buying more than two alcoholic drinks if they’re with their kids – The Sun https://t.co/tjl2SGcAHh
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