DRINKING in a pub is something people in the UK consider normal.
However, there are some laws regarding drinking that you may not be aware of.
Is it illegal to get drunk in a pub?
It is illegal to get drunk in a pub as per a historic Victorian era law.
Under the Licensing Act 1872, any person working on licensed premises such as B. a pub, is found drunk will be fined.
Under the Licensing Act 2003, it is against the law for bar staff to sell drinks to a drunk person, and it is also illegal to sell alcohol to someone if they are buying that drink for a drunk person.
Of course, this law has not been enforced for a very long time and is arguably an outdated law, similar to the law stating that it is illegal to die in Parliament.
Is it illegal to be drunk in public?
It may be illegal to drink in public if the intoxicated person is seen to be causing a disturbance or being unable to control themselves.
This may include the offense of being drunk and disorderly in a public place.
Some communities may restrict alcohol consumption in certain areas, such as places where antisocial behavior has a history. Violation may result in a fine.
In the UK, it is illegal to consume alcohol on many modes of transport. These include TFL (Transport for London) services including; Buses, trams, DLR and the London Underground.
From what age can you drink alcohol in the UK?
The legal drinking age in the UK is 18.
It is illegal if you are under 18 to sell you alcohol. It is also illegal for adults to try or attempt to buy alcohol from a person under the age of 18.
It is against the law for any person under the age of 18 to drink alcohol on licensed premises. There could also be consequences for the licensee if this is done on their property without asking for ID.
A person aged 16 or 17 may drink beer, wine or cider with a meal but must be accompanied by an adult and not purchase the alcohol.
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