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Kids shouldn't be in pubs anyway unless they have some form of play area or somthing!
To shake it all about
Imagine if they did this with old people. After two drinks, they have to go home, because they bring the mood down.
when the DJ satrts to play records to make people dance
i think. they're only allowed in till about 7pm anyway aren't they?
I can only comment on the scum who come into my pub that I work in and get shit faced while their kids either sit down lookings bored or run about being a pain in the arse. I don't think its very fair on the kids.
my dad used to take me to the local working men's club every Sunday from age 7 - 10 or something. THANKS DAD.
There wasn't much for the kids to do so we all used to run around all over the place. I can't imagine how annoying we must have been.
I don't think these rules should be to stop children getting bored or uncomfortble, it should be for the adults in the pub who don't want to put up with the noisy little brats.
most of the emails they got seemed to be in favour of wetherspoons' decision. BACKFIRE! :D
to get the sympathy and support of The Great British Public who don't like being told what to do and dislike the nanny state etc. and it didn't happen. how could it be anything else?
Whats this all about?
Well I'm outraged
people with children from having more than two drinks in their pubs, because of "lack of suitable facilities" for children.
which seems fair enough to me.
plus, two drinks seems sufficient if you're out with kids.
All kids, as in everyone under the age of 18?
it just says "children", so probably not.
anyone above that wouldn't really have any trouble getting served :D
i don't agree with it at all.
A Wetherspoon's pub is no place for a child.
unless you're fully prepared.
when I've <burp> had enough! And another thing I'm <burp> a great Dad.
More pork scratchings kids??
'In relation to Mr Gandy and his friends, Mr Gershon added: "The only people they need to look at are themselves." '
"One reason that we have a binge drinking culture is that children are kept out of pubs and then discover them at 18 when they can legally buy as much alcohol as they want.
What a total idiot you are, Stu.
I think the subtext of this ban is clear:
"We at Wetherspoons cater primarily to the working classes but we are run by upper middle-class people. As such our owners are DISGUSTED by the thought of working class oiks taking their kids to pubs and hanging out all day drinking."
Still, who wants kids in pubs? Kick 'em aaahhht!
'Mr Gershon said: "Wetherspoons is quite clear it wants children in its pubs but it's not a children's pub in as much as a Wacky Warehouse or that type of place."'
what's a Wacky Warehouse? i want to go to one.
Horrific. Them and 'Fun Factories'. Neither 'fun', or 'factorys'.
i got a slide burn all the way down one arm there once.
i assumed it was some kind of pub chain / play centre hybrid. which would be the best thinG EVER.
Bamos - ankle deep in a ball pool
"Bit shallow isn't it?"
you are half a person.
Luton in the 1980s. fun wasn't permitted.
but we did have a "Kidstop" which got burnt down after 9 months following an arson attack. GODBLESS YOU NW LONDON!
and although the pubs they're in are usually pretty soulless places the kids areas are pretty excellent.
I wish there'd been such a thing when I was a kid in the 70s.
but with a big fuck off play area next to it the size of a house!!!
I'm probably closer to siding with the the upper-middles on this one - possibly for no better reason than they wear less sportswear and are generally better looking.
I demand a fucking refund.
I blame Murdoch.
how your post is in the wrong place.
I've always wanted to say that.
I think I've also just realised that I have profoundly misunderstood the machinations of replying to a specific post. And if I'd thought about it for more than a microsecond I'd have realised that it couldn't possibly work in the way I had imagined it would.
Ergo, I'm an idiot. Or was an idiot but now that I've seen the light am now a recovering idiot.
Could I just say once more that I don't have to explain myself to the likes of you, please?
when I was in the Wetherspoons next to Grimsby station with commandercool and pretty_vacant, we were told we couldn't stay unless I ordered food in my role as "adult in charge" because PV didn't have proof of age. lols.
did you suckle anyone?
Only two drinks for you next time we're all out.
would take their kids to a Wetherspoons anyway?
In all fairness I think this is a good move though. Pubs are no place for kids running around and generally acting like annoying little shits.
Leave that to the adults.
in the Wetherspoons in Chester. Great entertainment to go with a cheap and nasty pint of Stella
One, The Prince Of Wales is a pikey magnet, always full of blokes wearing a white or off white shirt with jeans and proper shoes thinking they look well smart.
The other, The Great Western, is the best pub in the word. Empty on any day of the week besides Friday and Saturday nights, with karaoke on a Wednesday night and the world's greatest Barmaid.
I don't condemn all Wetherspoons, you just have to choose carefully.
you're fired from Being Indie. wetherspoons suxxx, sam smiths winz!!