Legislation for moderation
May 13, 2009 by knutalbert
According to the Publican, the new British regulations to curb exessive drinking will contain the following:
Banning promotions in pubs and bars such as “all you can drink for £10”, speed drinking competitions and “dentist’s chairs” where alcohol is dispensed directly into the mouth of any customer.
Ensuring all bars, pubs and clubs offer alcohol in both measures so customers have the choice between a single or double measure of spirits and a large or small glass of wine
Requiring alcohol retailers to display information about the alcohol unit content of drinks and for supermarkets and convenience stores, the health impacts of alcohol under powers from the Food Safety Act
Sounds quite sensible to me. I would hardly think this will mean the downfall of any serious public house. Come to think of it, I’ve never seen a dentist’s chair in a pub. I should get out more.