Free water (in any licensed pub,bar or restaurant)

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Found 28th Dec 2014
Have you ever been refused a glass of water and told you have to by a bottle? Know where your rights!!

A lot of people are under the false impression that any establishment that sells food must give free tap water when you ask for it. Some bars and clubs say they don't sell food so they don't have to give you free water.

The truth is that it's nothing to do with food but alcohol. Any licensed pub, bar or restaurant that sells alcohol has to give you free water if you ask for it.

The link bellow is a parliamentary document that shows our parliament intends to ensure our free tap water is of even better quality:

Quote: "On the provision of tap water, we stated in the existing mandatory licensing conditions that free tap water must be provided to customers on request. We are strengthening that condition to state that free potable water must be provided to customers. That will ensure that the water is of sufficient quality to be consumed. It will also provide premises with flexibility over how they provide water as, for some, it may be more appropriate to provide free water in bottles. "

publications.parliament.uk/pa/…htm

Remember it's places licensed to sell alcohol and not food so coffee shops and Greggs can still say you have to pay for your water.
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I was in Pizza Express once and ordered a bottle of Pinot Grigio and they misheard and brought me a bottle of San Pellagrino.

I don't even like fizzy water but I was too polite to say anything so I drank it anyway lol X)
Edited by: "KillFelix" 28th Dec 2014
KillFelix

I was in Pizza Express once and ordered a bottle of Pinot Grigio and they … I was in Pizza Express once and ordered a bottle of Pinot Grigio and they misheard and brought me a bottle of San Pellagrino.I don't even like fizzy water but I was too polite to say anything so I drank it anyway lol X)


I agree, it has to be still!
nacho99

Free water (in any licensed pub,bar or restaurant)



Let it run wild & without constraints.

Just get a mop & bucket first.
KillFelix

I was in Pizza Express once and ordered a bottle of Pinot Grigio and … I was in Pizza Express once and ordered a bottle of Pinot Grigio and they misheard and brought me a bottle of San Pellagrino.I don't even like fizzy water but I was too polite to say anything so I drank it anyway lol X)

nacho99

I agree, it has to be still!



Do you still agree?

no

KillFelix

I was in Pizza Express once and ordered a bottle of Pinot Grigio and … I was in Pizza Express once and ordered a bottle of Pinot Grigio and they misheard and brought me a bottle of San Pellagrino.I don't even like fizzy water but I was too polite to say anything so I drank it anyway lol X)

nacho99

I agree, it has to be still!

nacho99

...Know where your rights!!

nacho99

no



Almost.

Worth knowing if you have a water meter at home!
I know in the eat all you cans you must buy one drink,i asked for sprite and was served the lemonade from the bar.....yeuch.charged almost £3 for it.
shazzashops

I know in the eat all you cans you must buy one drink,i asked for sprite … I know in the eat all you cans you must buy one drink,i asked for sprite and was served the lemonade from the bar.....yeuch.charged almost £3 for it.



Was that the name of the barman?
vics219

Was that the name of the barman?

mc robber I believe
shazzashops

I know in the eat all you cans you must buy one drink,i asked for sprite … I know in the eat all you cans you must buy one drink,i asked for sprite and was served the lemonade from the bar.....yeuch.charged almost £3 for it.


nope ur wrong
martin69

Worth knowing if you have a water meter at home!



Deffo.

Stock up in the pub and save some for a free shower when you get home (_;)
How do I move this to the Freebies section?
I thought it was down to local licensing laws
first world BS anyway
wateraid.org/uk
thewongwing101

I thought it was down to local licensing laws first world BS … I thought it was down to local licensing laws first world BS anywayhttp://www.wateraid.org/uk


It used to be but the link refers to legislation that is national (unsure about Scotland or NI).
Lucifer_UK

nope ur wrong

Big notice on menu says you must buy a drink,the chain in question is cook and indis world buffet,if you perchance manage to obtain food without purchase of a drink let the good people of Glasgow know how.
loads of nightclubs iv been to have refused free glass of water they then sell you bottled water and remove the lid that really gets to me why they remove and keep the lid. iv also been to night clubs that will give you the free water once or twice but dare you go back and ask for another the bouncers remove you like your scum they just don't seem to accept that some of us are designated drivers having fun with out alcohol inside us. Some night clubs are better than others.
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larrylightweight

loads of nightclubs iv been to have refused free glass of water they then … loads of nightclubs iv been to have refused free glass of water they then sell you bottled water and remove the lid that really gets to me why they remove and keep the lid. iv also been to night clubs that will give you the free water once or twice but dare you go back and ask for another the bouncers remove you like your scum they just don't seem to accept that some of us are designated drivers having fun with out alcohol inside us. Some night clubs are better than others.



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Edited by: "deleted265520" 28th Dec 2014
u guys frequent some really scummy places!
I'm on a meter, anyone who wants to drink here, has to put some money in a jar first, and don't get me started on people wanting to use my toilet!!!!!! Go before you come I tell them, but no, as soon as they get here ' Can I use the loo?''''''''''

I am joking by the way
grooty

I'm on a meter, anyone who wants to drink here, has to put some money in … I'm on a meter, anyone who wants to drink here, has to put some money in a jar first, and don't get me started on people wanting to use my toilet!!!!!! Go before you come I tell them, but no, as soon as they get here ' Can I use the loo?'''''''''' :|I am joking by the way


I've got a meter as well grooty it sooo cheap
thewongwing101

I've got a meter as well grooty



It is, I live on my own and only wash once every two weeks, change my clothes once a month and never flush the toilet, brush my teeth etc.......... Saves loads of money that way
grooty

It is, I live on my own and only wash once every two weeks, change my … It is, I live on my own and only wash once every two weeks, change my clothes once a month and never flush the toilet, brush my teeth etc.......... Saves loads of money that way

Do you ever wonder why you live on your own? X)
grooty

It is, I live on my own and only wash once every two weeks, change my … It is, I live on my own and only wash once every two weeks, change my clothes once a month and never flush the toilet, brush my teeth etc.......... Saves loads of money that way


very sensible... girlfriends are expensive!
shazzashops

Do you ever wonder why you live on your own? X)



No, please tell??????? oO
grooty

No, please tell??????? oO

get it now! you misspelt user name....grotty!
shazzashops

get it now! you misspelt user name....grotty!



Was wondering why people were making references to guardians of the galaxy all the time, ,,, it all becomes clear now
The whole bottled water thing makes me laugh, no one pre 80s walked around all day with a plastic bottle of water. What a clever bit of marketing going on there. Brainwashing the public into buying something thats free from a tap.
Edited by: "Musician" 28th Dec 2014
shazzashops

I know in the eat all you cans you must buy one drink,i asked for sprite … I know in the eat all you cans you must buy one drink,i asked for sprite and was served the lemonade from the bar.....yeuch.charged almost £3 for it.

In our local Chinese restaurant if you asked for tap water they would charge you 20p a glass.
but surely they can just give you water from the kitchen tap?
ewe...who would want to drink tap water.
grooty

I'm on a meter, anyone who wants to drink here, has to put some money in … I'm on a meter, anyone who wants to drink here, has to put some money in a jar first, and don't get me started on people wanting to use my toilet!!!!!! Go before you come I tell them, but no, as soon as they get here ' Can I use the loo?'''''''''' :|I am joking by the way


Has a guest ever refused to pay? Then what do you do?
mutley1

but surely they can just give you water from the kitchen tap?ewe...who … but surely they can just give you water from the kitchen tap?ewe...who would want to drink tap water.

Exactly mutley only avian will suffice....now about your unspent millions.:{
shazzashops

Exactly mutley only avian will suffice....now about your unspent … Exactly mutley only avian will suffice....now about your unspent millions.:{



i don't mind the brand, just as long as it is bottled and has a label. i am not drinking tap water!
I've never been refused or told to pay for any drinking water whenever I've been out. They usually just ask if tap water is ok and that's about it.
mutley1

i don't mind the brand, just as long as it is bottled and has a label. i … i don't mind the brand, just as long as it is bottled and has a label. i am not drinking tap water!



Tap water is fine.......... Depending on your provider.
Steve Mac

Tap water is fine.......... Depending on your provider.



but it tastes bloody awful. i am always up there first in the queue for free stuff but free tap water and you won't find me in the freebie queue.
shazzashops

Exactly mutley only avian will suffice....now about your unspent … Exactly mutley only avian will suffice....now about your unspent millions.:{



He was talking about brain cells
markq

He was talking about brain cells



it's arguable that i have many of those though. X)
mutley1

it's arguable that i have many of those though. X)



Keep saving them for a rainy day
mutley1

but it tastes bloody awful. i am always up there first in the queue for … but it tastes bloody awful. i am always up there first in the queue for free stuff but free tap water and you won't find me in the freebie queue.



Depends on your provider, seriously, some treat the water differently to others so you get a regional difference.
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