Majority of readers agree with JD Wetherspoon's suggested policy of limiting drinks for customers with children

Parents who visit a Wetherspoons pub with their children could now be banned from buying more than two alcoholic drinks, according to new rules.

Wednesday, 29th January 2020, 6:00 am
JD Wetherspoon in Leeds

The chain recently instigated the rule at a branch in Kent, following an incident of so-called “unruly behaviour”.

The nationwide policy can be enforced by individual managers at their own discretion.

The majority of people thought it was a good policy. Here's what you said:

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Malcolm Ward said: "Children under the age of 16 should be banned from pubs."

Trish Simpson said: "Yes it’s a great idea, some parents forget their children are there and just carry on drinking without a care in the world."

Claire Donachie said: "Fair enough have a drink with your meal, but also take responsibility and watch your children in the pub."

Ashleigh West said: "I would never have an alcoholic drink when I have my children around, simple. It’s not a good thing for children to see."

Claire Tristram said: "Brilliant some people just don’t know when to stop once started, someone needs to look out for the children."

Jo Ablott said: "It’s a great idea. I work in a restaurant and some parents can’t be bothered looking after their children."

Paige Burgess-Hall said: "After working behind a bar, I completely get it. You can spend half your time looking after the children rather than customers."

Rachel Pollard said: "You’re not meant to get drunk while in charge of children anyway, so yes, I think it is a good idea."