Comment from Beast
Time September 26, 2010 at 1:28 am
Well now we now the biggest difference between the UK and Germany!
Comment from IM
Time March 15, 2011 at 8:23 am
It is illegla to be drunk and disorderly in any public place – it is illegal for the bar staff to serve someone obviously drunk.
Comment from Dave Hayes
Time July 2, 2011 at 9:09 am
Why is it a stupid law?
What is stupid is the mentality of those who can’t enjoy a drink without getting totally plastered – then expecting sympathy while being violently ill for the next 24 hrs or worse – being dragged off to hospital to have their stomach pumped.
There is nothing worse than being in the presence of someone who is drunk. Public houses are just that – PUBLIC, and accessing such places should be a safe and pleasant experience for everyone at any time of their permitted trading hours, where you should not be confronted by loudmouthed raucous idiots. If people must drink to that level then they should not do so in public places hence the LAW.
Comment from ThatChick
Time September 11, 2011 at 8:29 am
this is a rather intelligent law by my books, having been subjected to many disorderly drunks in the local bars in the US
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Time June 8, 2012 at 5:02 am
[...] 4. Drinks and Pubs: It is illegal to be drunk on licensed premises (That explains a lot!) [...]
Comment from Rozalia
Time June 26, 2012 at 11:14 am
There are lots of disorderly drunks in the US depending on which bars you go to. Luckily I live in Canada and that means it only happens during Hockey season haha. I’ve been to the pubs in England many times and it seems that it is only the odd person who can’t seem to hold their liquor. I think English people are the best company at any pub,
Comment from Glenn Cakebread
Time September 8, 2012 at 4:18 pm
This law begun because of the infamous Jane Cakebread. She was arrested something like 198 times for being drunk and disorderly and other various drink related offences. She had a mental problem and became institutionalised.
Later they realised it wasn’t a good idea to keep serving drinks to people who were clearly drunk, that’s why we have this law.
Hardly a dumb law. Dumb is whoever put this law on this site!
Comment from Brian Steele
Time February 13, 2013 at 4:45 am
Not illegal to be drunk specifically on licensed premises – except as covered by regular drunk and disorderly legislation – but it is illegal under the Licensing Act for the staff to continue to serve you once you are drunk.
Comment from welshbabe
Time February 23, 2013 at 6:30 pm
well i this was true id have broke this law hundreds of times ive been drunk in pubs and clubs many of times
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