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    • Ant555
    • By Ant555 12th Oct 16, 11:18 AM
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    Alcohol for 17yo in restaurant
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    • 12th Oct 16, 11:18 AM
    Alcohol for 17yo in restaurant 12th Oct 16 at 11:18 AM
    Does anyone know if its within the law for 18 year olds to buy alcoholic drinks for him/herself and also for other 17 year olds when all are sitting down for a meal at a licensed restaurant?

    I think its within the law to have it purchased for you during a meal but not actually order/buy it yourself as a 17 year old (retailer may have stricter rules) but does anyone know any different?

    On topic legal as opposed to moral answers please.
    Last edited by Ant555; 12-10-2016 at 11:21 AM.
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    • Oakdene
    • By Oakdene 12th Oct 16, 11:21 AM
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    It is not illegal for someone over 18 to buy a child over 16 beer, wine or cider if they are eating a table meal together in licensed premises.

    https://www.drinkaware.co.uk/alcohol-facts/alcohol-and-the-law/the-law-on-alcohol-and-under-18s/
    • ringo_24601
    • By ringo_24601 12th Oct 16, 11:42 AM
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    It may well be legal, but it doesn't mean that the restaurant will permit it
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    It may well be legal, but it doesn't mean that the restaurant will permit it
    Originally posted by ringo_24601
    This is true, reminds me of an episode of the inbetweeners!!
    • Paully232000
    • By Paully232000 12th Oct 16, 1:12 PM
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    This is true, reminds me of an episode of the inbetweeners!!
    Originally posted by Oakdene
    I will have 3 carvery dinners please:-)
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    You have a restaurant in your home and you need to ask this...?
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    This is true, reminds me of an episode of the inbetweeners!!
    Originally posted by Oakdene
    Just because you said so.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7l0zGihopKc

    When I was 16, me and my mates joined the local pool hall, and they had a bar where only members would be served. You had to be 18 to be a member, but they were lax at checking IDs. So, nice, no questions asked under-aged boozing was had. We were oddly sensible and never got trashed there.
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    When I was young if your dad bought you a drink at the bar you were okay to be served from there on. I used to buy rounds (with his money) when I was 10 or 12 etc and it stood me right. There was always alcohol in the house and if I ever wanted it I only had to ask. I hated almost everything we had though so I never really bothered. The lack of taboo with alcohol though meant that when my mates were getting trashed up the park on Strongbow, it didn't interest me. I could ask my mum to buy me some and drink it at home if I wanted, in the warm with the TV! lol
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    • 12th Oct 16, 5:23 PM
    Does anyone know if its within the law for 18 year olds to buy alcoholic drinks for him/herself and also for other 17 year olds when all are sitting down for a meal at a licensed restaurant?

    I think its within the law to have it purchased for you during a meal but not actually order/buy it yourself as a 17 year old (retailer may have stricter rules) but does anyone know any different?

    On topic legal as opposed to moral answers please.
    Originally posted by Ant555
    https://www.drinkaware.co.uk/alcohol-facts/alcohol-and-the-law/the-law-on-alcohol-and-under-18s/
    • Ant555
    • By Ant555 13th Oct 16, 7:40 AM
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    Thanks for all the replies and links.

    I was correct in my initial assumption that it is OK but only for beer, Cider, Wine and not spirits/cocktails etc.
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