View Full Version : 24 hour drinking...

2nd Sep 2005, 09:56
It's the last day to object to your local authority today if your local boozer wants to open all night. What do you think about it ? I think boozers should be open til 1 anyway. 11 has always been a joke ! Over to you !

2nd Sep 2005, 10:04
Its been 1am over here on the continent forever. Don't see the problem.

tall and tasty
2nd Sep 2005, 10:04
Well on the Continent extended hours does not bring binge boozing etc and there they tend to enjoy alcohol with a meal.

I have always thought the physiological "oh I have 20 mins until last orders" will get drinks lined up on the counter for years and people do seem to order more than they would, if the restriction was not there

I am all for extended hours if it cuts down the binging. But 24 hours I am not so sure

TnT :p

2nd Sep 2005, 10:08
Good luck for monday Miss Tasty !!

Send Clowns
2nd Sep 2005, 10:24
What those complaining about the new rules fail to notice is that the problem bars already open until at least 1 in the morning. It is only the traditional pubs that don't. Why not make the standard licence more open, but refuse licences to the town-centre places that are almost all standing drinking with loud music so no conversation despite no dancing, everyone drinks more and some cause problems? Force them to change the drinking pattern of their problem customers or lose their right to serve.

Stoney X
2nd Sep 2005, 10:29
The biggest problem I have with the change to the open hours is that in 12 months time all the experts, specialist and know-it-alls that are predicting doom and gloom will be proved wrong, but they will still get paid, subsidised and quoted in the press instead of being held accountable for their scare-mongering. In all my time of living in the UK I think this change is the only time I have ever agreed with something this government is doing.


Lon More
2nd Sep 2005, 11:04
Bars here in the middle of town open till 3 am, if customers around. No problems, the police know where they are and can keep an eye on them.

If extended opening means more work for the poice why not make the bar owners cough up for this? It would also do away with "2 for the price of 1 " offers

2nd Sep 2005, 11:09
We've had far more relaxed drinking laws in Scotland for years, it doesn't lead to any more problems at all.

We are not talking about "24 hour drinking" here, that's just scare mongering spin put on it by the media. All it is, is the ability of landlords to apply for a later licence. There is no guarantee that it'll be granted by the local authority.

To my mind it'll take approximately 6 months to a year for people to get used to the new rules. Hopefully then we'll see people getting to the pub later because there's no pressure to throw 8 pints down their neck by 11 pm. In Scotland it's pretty normal for people to go out at around half past 8, 9 o'clock and enjoy a drink until 1 or 2 am. At the moment in England it seems the pubs are full from around 7 with people speed-drinking against the clock.

I agree with Stoney, it's a well reasoned plan that's been hijacked by the media.

2nd Sep 2005, 11:10
Whilst out lady slaying last saturday night, I diid notice that with a bank holiday 3am licence, the club we were in emptied out at 2am thus leaving one staggering home with only a consolation chicken burger & no notches on the bed post on Sunday morn. However, one did pull a Tania the week before mind:E

4th Sep 2005, 08:15
Doesn't this government realise that the reason people are drinking so much is because everyone is so pissed off with the way this country is going, that the only way out is to get blotto all the time ?

4th Sep 2005, 09:58
It's reported that the revised hours are causing massive extra cost to Local Councils.

Council Tax will rise to pay for it. :mad:

Onan the Clumsy
4th Sep 2005, 13:18
Well you don't have many fights or vandalism etc in aviation so why not make drinking more like flying?

For instance you couldn't drink alone without getting a sign off from your drinking instructor, or until after you've passed a test involving both a demonstration of drinking prowess AND a decent level of knowledge of the brewing process.

If it was cloudy outside you'd need an instrument drinking certificate and there would be recurrency requirements connected to that and what about spirits? I can see a High Performance drink endorsement becoming a requirement.

Makes sense to me.

4th Sep 2005, 13:26
I could never manage drinking for 24 hours.

All night maybe, if I paced myself and kept away from the Scotch... :p

4th Sep 2005, 14:19
mmmmmmmm beer (Out + 1 hour).

mmmmmmmm more beer (Out +2 and a bit hours).

mmmmmmmm even more beer (approaching 11:00 p.m.).

mmmmmmmm large G+Ts plus more beer (10:59.99999 p.m.)

splat! (11:21 p.m.)

mmmmmmmm Vodka + Red Bull (12:00 p.m. having found one of many existing late licence premises after large Doner Kebab)

mmmmmmmm Large Vodka Red Bull and one for everyone else - hic (1:00 a.m.)

mmmmmmmm Feel a bit woozy obviously tired - three more large Vodka Red Buls.

mmmmmmmm it's 4 a.m. and I'm still watching those dancing babies on my ceiling why oh why can't I sleep? Mental note - must drink more next time.

4th Sep 2005, 14:33
The vast majority of pubs that I have regularly drunk in have generally stayed open until the last person fell over of left.
it didn't slow the drinking pace of the regulars or encourage anyone to come out later; it just enabled them/us to get more alcohol down our necks.

We have a serious alcohol abuse problem in this country and until the majority understand and accept that fact then problem drinking will not diminish.

In my opinion:

Education, Education, Education.


Legislation, Legislation, Legislation.


Onan the Clumsy
4th Sep 2005, 15:09
I think even more important would be:

Memory memory memory

then we could just have