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    A week or so ago, some friends and I went for lunch, in the middle of the day, to a Wetherspoons. They ordered their food and drinks, and got asked for ID?! The only people not to get asked were Pete, who was the only person buying beer, and myself who joined them a bit later. We are all 20/21 years old.

    I'm just really confused as to why they would ID a bunch of 20 year olds, for buying food and soft drinks in the middle of the day? Would they have refused us service had we not had ID with us?

    Does anyone have any idea as to why this could be? If anyone out there works for Wetherspoons I'm just curious.
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    Some bars have a no under 18's at the bar policy, and as they have to think 21 now they ID'd you.

    Maybe its that.
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    Weatherspoons did this to me a couple of times, its cus if you're under 18 you have to be with somebody over 21 to be in the bar.
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    Yeah, Wetherspoons have a 'Challenge 21' policy where they ask you for ID if you don't look 21. But saying that, I'm 18 and have never been IDed in Wetherspoons (I don't look 21 either :confused:)

    But you say you're all 20/21 and it was only a coke?! I'm not sure why s/he asked for ID tbh. You can be as young as 16 to have a cider with a meal!
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    When I've been somewhere for lunch, and they serve Alcohol they've asked me. And I'm 20. I think it's a precaution on their part because some places have the Challenge 21 thingy in place.
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    at christmas i was IDed by a boy 3 years younger than me in school, and he knew me?!
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    (Original post by Elipsis)
    Weatherspoons did this to me a couple of times, its cus if you're under 18 you have to be with somebody over 21 to be in the bar.
    Hit the nail on the head. I frequently get ID'd for ordering food during the day.
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    Yeah I know its just really silly. One of my friends had to walk all the way back to his car to get his driving licence so he could buy a lasagne and lemonade.

    I was Ided once in Wetherspoons, but that was at night and years ago when I was 17.

    My housemate at university was asked in the first year for ID at ASDA. He was buying a set of forks :p:
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    I went in once, sat on a table, while my friends ordered food and beer. They came over and ID'ed me.
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    (Original post by Tomber)
    Yeah I know its just really silly. One of my friends had to walk all the way back to his car to get his driving licence so he could buy a lasagne and lemonade.

    I was Ided once in Wetherspoons, but that was at night and years ago when I was 17.
    haha I used to use a photocopied passport with the date changed.
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    I just had a beard, usually worked but on that occasion I was with people who looked younger than I did. So we all got asked.
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    (Original post by Elipsis)
    haha I used to use a photocopied passport with the date changed.
    Tut tut :p:
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    I thought all Spoons had a family license til 8pm so anyone can be in there until that time?

    Haha worse than that- my ex boyfriend got ID'd in Tesco buyin J2Os lol

    But as it happened it was his 18th birthday so he showed them ID anyway cos he was bummin it haha
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    (Original post by Elipsis)
    haha I used to use a photocopied passport with the date changed.
    Naughty naughty :rolleyes:

    *reports to police* :p: :laugh:
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    (Original post by Shuv)
    But you say you're all 20/21 and it was only a coke?! I'm not sure why s/he asked for ID tbh. You can be as young as 16 to have a cider with a meal!
    you still have to be 18 to buy it, and spirits are still illegal until youre 18, which is what most younger people drink :p:

    and weatherspoons have had that policy for a long time now, and it used to be alot stricter.
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    i got IDd in virgin megastores buying a 15 film (im 18) so i gave him my driving license, which you cant even get till your 16, and he stood there for ages trying to work out the date!! i just stood there laughing!
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    I got ID'd at the door and then again at the bar yesterday, at this bar/eatery. When I got Id'd at the bar, I showed it then this drunk middle-aged woman sitting alone at the bar leaned right next to me and said: "Don't worry ll-love, you'll be grateful when your oohlder HAGAHA"
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    (Original post by dddd)
    I got ID'd at the door and then again at the bar yesterday, at this bar/eatery. When I got Id'd at the bar, I showed it then this drunk middle-aged woman sitting alone at the bar leaned right next to me and said: "Don't worry ll-love, you'll be grateful when your oohlder HAGAHA"
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    I got ID'es buying Chips at some random pub near a mates house, no chain pub. i didn't even get a drink not even a water lol just chips, i was like, well i have no id on me (which i didn't) except my credit card, whcih you can't get untl you are 18, she was like i know that but i can't accept it, but you can have your chips lol! such a random lol
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    Wetherspoons' security have an 'ID everyone' policy, meaning anybody who could even remotely be under 18. It's an 18+ door policy, although they allow kids in with their parents before about 5pm. You should see one of the cocktail bars we go to. I see people who are obviously 30 getting ID'd in there.
 
 
 
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