In the UK we have laws. Laws which we have to obey. This is all part of the democratic process. There are two things that happen when you get to be 18.
1. You are legally allowed to buy alcohol in any establishment that sells it and consume it in those that are properly licensed.
2. You can die for your country!
We have boys as young as 18 fighting in Afghanistan and losing their lives. How dare the BOAT HOUSE in Wallingford refuse to serve these boys until they are 21! Yes I can see that underage drinking is a problem but this is not the way to deal with, it’s grossly unfair.
It is sad that a five year old and a young fighting soldier can go in this pub and both have to be accompanied by their mum. What a travesty! Does it count as family if Dad proudly takes his 18/19 year old son to the pub when he returns home from Helmand Province? Can Dad buy that son a beer?
I find it difficult to understand why the licensing department would put this restriction on a premises, I would have thought this would have come from a Magistrate’s Court. Surely the Licensing department would have had proper signs printed?
Addendum:- Having looked around at various sites listing pubs the comments/feedback for this pub are abysmal.