Beer Info FAQ

Can you have a beer with a meal at 16?

Can you have a beer with a meal at 16?

The law allows for people under 18 to drink "beer, cider and perry" whilst eating a "meal". The youngster must be seated in an area dedicated to the service and consumption of food.

Can I buy my 16 year old a drink in a pub?

Young people aged 16 or 17 can drink beer, wine or cider with a meal if it is bought by an adult and they are accompanied by an adult. It is illegal for this age group to drink spirits in pubs even with a meal.