New water laws come into play for Britain’s Pubs

pubs will need to get a home water cooler for themselvesOn the 6th April, new mandatory codes of practice will be coming into play for Britain’s pub and bar owners, not only determining that all promotions which include punters to drink in excess, or irresponsibly as part of drinking games, will be banned, but also that tap water must become readily available to punters. Being big fans of keeping hydrated via our own home water cooler, we are certainly in favour of this part of the code; however the news has not been so warmly received by all license holders. Some argue that drinks promotions are exactly what get their punters into the premises, and they have never been guilty of serving a customer who is behaving as though they’ve had too much to drink already. The feeling is that young, potentially irresponsible through lack of experience, landlords are giving those who work in the industry a bad name, and thus everyone is paying the price.
The code will come into practice in two stages, with the first on April 6th regarding drinks promotions, and then a second part on October 10th of this, which will see all wine and spirit measures being the same volume, and age checks at the bar becoming more rigourous.
What are your thoughts on these new laws, and how might they affect you personally? Do get in touch and let us know, we always love hearing from you.

Dan Oakley

Dan Oakley

Dan Oakley is the head of logistics at Drinking Waters and has been with the company almost ten years.

He has a wide experience across many different types of Hydration equipment and is perfectly placed to advise customers on the best solution for them.

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