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Guest The Ropey HOFF

Well i was 15 years old when i first went into a pub and bought my first drink, i'm a big guy and i probably looked a tad older, but i recall going into my local pub with 12 and a half pence and asked for a half pint of Falstaff bitter, which tasted horrible. The barman looked at me and said ............ are you sure your 18 and i mumbled .............. YES. I was shaking as i said it, but from that moment on i was IN and it was a fantastic new world, drinking beer and playing pool with my mates and i saved every penny up to go there every weekend.

 

How old were you when you started drinking regular in pubs?:wub:

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17 with nights out with mates, I started my nurse training at 18, got cheap drinks and free entry to most clubs being part of emergency services and it was all down hill from there lol


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I was 18. its ileagal to drink in pubs under 18!


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I was 18. its ileagal to drink in pubs under 18!

 

I know - my dad told me that if anyone asked I should say I was 19, for ages I used to order a coke with my lager and black


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17...........................new the publican..................:biggrin:

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My mum and dad used to lock me in the pub cellar when they went into our local, I had the company of a Rottweiler called 'Demon' and the pleasure of sucking on the pipes of the barrels, only eight at the time, but what memories, ahhhhh.:yes:

 

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As i was waiting for the page to load to read your post, i thought .............. i bet the Lemming was under 10 .............. sorry for thinking that of yer mate. What age did yer drink regular?

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As i was waiting for the page to load to read your post, i thought .............. i bet the Lemming was under 10 .............. sorry for thinking that of yer mate. What age did yer drink regular?

 

How very dare you Jim.:biglaugh:

 

At the age of ten I thought beer and pork scratchings were part of my 'Five A Day'. I was 12 when I became president of CAMRA, and could in a blind tasting tell the difference between 48 different beers. I remember well trying my first pint of 'Old Thrickstons Blinder', took me several weeks to recover but my presidency of CAMRA was rescinded after an incident with 'Demon',:arghh:.

 

No but seriously Jim, my mum and dad were never big drinkers, my mum has only ever had ONE drink in her life,:yes:.

 

But this bought about my duty, nay responsibility, to ensure that alcohol played an important part in my household. As you know mate, off the bottle now,:yes:, and seriously don't miss it, but it did play a huge part in my life when younger and when I went through certain things mate.

 

I used to take a bottle of Jack Daniel's to the school harvest festival, never understood the furore myself.:biglaugh:

 

Cheers Tony.:wink:

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As i have said ............. my first drink i paid for cost 12 and a half pence for half a pint of Falstaff, it was horrible, we called Foulstuff ............ but thats 25 pence for a pint, its ten times that now and ............. it makes me feel old.

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14 in the oak tree pub,brown bitter we used to drink,used to let meself in our hse and slope up the stairs to bed,dont think me mam ever sussed me:wideeyed::wubclub:


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15 in pubs. 16 clubs and raves. I was over it by 20 :biglaugh:

 

I moved overseas at 21 and was exposed to European culture, bars, nightlife and socialising which I still miss to this day. Pubs in the UK generally leave me very underwhelmed since then. I tend to stick to the real traditional pubs in out of the way places if we visit them now and its usually as we are having a meal out.

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15 in pubs. 16 clubs and raves. I was over it by 20 :biglaugh:

 

I moved overseas at 21 and was exposed to European culture, bars, nightlife and socialising which I still miss to this day. Pubs in the UK generally leave me very underwhelmed since then. I tend to stick to the real traditional pubs in out of the way places if we visit them now and its usually as we are having a meal out.

 

I used to go to the pub and working mens clubs every week, but since the kids were born 16 years ago i have hardly been, but i have a strange feeling when on a rare occasion i go in them now, i think ............. WHY did i like them when i was younger.

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my first pint cost me around 57p and i always remember saying if it gets over a pound a pint i will stop drinking....how wrong was i .........was Wilsons ..........then websters ........sorry it wasnt 57p was 43p ..........


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Am I supposed to have done all that. Had visited a pub at odd times but didn't find them interesting enough to go back on a regular basis. Always had lots of hobbies and many interesting friends, my life was too busy for pubs and clubs, still is.


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not til i was nearly 18 i think. i was a pretty good sportsman and was on the books of a football club back home until i was kicked out for not being committed (good) enough :rolleyes: at 18.

 

id started going in the local supporters club 4-5 nights a week with my mates which was about 40 yards from the entrance to the ground. and was warned about it by the coach. funnily enough i never drank beer, just blackcurrant and water or diet coke.

 

:) i wouldnt have made it anyway but yeah i dont forget that time lol

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I was 18. its ileagal to drink in pubs under 18!

 

Not always. If you are over 14 and with an adult and eating a meal you can drink alcohol.

 

I started at 15 in the pub nextdoor to Plymouth Magistrate Courts. It was widely known as one of the few pubs you could get served in under age!

 

When I was in the 6th form at school we had to go on a retreat. At lunchtime we were told that if we went to the pub then we wouldn't be allowed back. It hadn't occured to anyone to go to the pub,but as they gave us an excuse we all went and didn't go back!

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Not always. If you are over 14 and with an adult and eating a meal you can drink alcohol.

 

 

actually its 16, and not in a Bar. only restaurant, hotel and part of a pubs set aside for eating only, and may drink beer wine or cider only.

 

And not at all in Northern ireland. its 18 min, no exceptions.

 

http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/index/your_family/health/young_people_health_and_personal.htm#Alcohol


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