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    When you rent a function room privatly does it mean that the private drinking law applies?

    *Edit* by private drinking law i mean that in private premises people under the age of 18 can drink alchohol.
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    I should think that it does, providing that drinks are supplied by you. I would check with the person hiring out the room. I really ought to know - I am on the club committe and have attended liecening law conferences.
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    I dont think so, becuase the premisis has a responsibility to uphold the law whether it is a private function or not. If minors are caught drinking they caould be fined.
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    I wouldn't have thought so either. Private drinking law can't apply when you're renting a public place.
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    (Original post by Rayban)
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    In fact, even over 18s won't be able to drink unless the venue has a license anyway.
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    (Original post by Rayban)
    When you rent a function room privatly does it mean that the private drinking law applies?

    *Edit* by private drinking law i mean that in private premises people under the age of 18 can drink alchohol.
    if the room is shut to the public, yup. are you planning an 18th?
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    (Original post by Ellie4)
    In fact, even over 18s won't be able to drink unless the venue has a license anyway.

    Well i was planning on getting a function room at a pub so the liscence thing isnt really a problem. And its for a 16th, Might just tell the pub its a 18th to be safe. Im not expecting people under 16 to get served at the bar just to be able to drink inside the place is alright.
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    (Original post by Rayban)
    Well i was planning on getting a function room at a pub so the liscence thing isnt really a problem. And its for a 16th, Might just tell the pub its a 18th to be safe. Im not expecting people under 16 to get served at the bar just to be able to drink inside the place is alright.
    i'm not sure... because they are buying drinks from a bar i don't think it's allowed. a pub will almost certainly not allow a 16th. lisencing law says you are not allowed to buy drinks if you are under 18 and you are not allowed to buy them for other people if they are under 18. i'm pretty sure usual licensing law applies, i went to an 18th last night and one of my friends was IDed.

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    (Original post by Rayban)
    Well i was planning on getting a function room at a pub so the liscence thing isnt really a problem. And its for a 16th, Might just tell the pub its a 18th to be safe. Im not expecting people under 16 to get served at the bar just to be able to drink inside the place is alright.

    hmm i think they'll know if it's a 16th- pubs are usually quite good with cataching young people out, they'll probably turn a blind eye if the majority of people look 18/have ID, but for 16......

    how about renting like a scout hall or something? my friend had that for her 18th, and you were allowed to bring your own alcohol. don't know what the licensing rules in such places are, but this was for an 18th.
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    Lots of people there will be over 18, so it could easily be made for them to think that its someone else's birthday...
 
 
 
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