- Mar 17, 2013
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- Ulverston Cumbria.
Your rant is spot on and perfectly justified. We don't do Michelin-starred eateries as we'd rather save our dosh for beer, but we do do lots and lots of crêperies, which always have kids there with their parents. They are well-behaved, I've never seen a naughty kid in a restaurant. Why? because they're used to being taken out from as soon as they can hold a spoon. Yes, they turn into little thugs later on, but kids are relaxed and cool. They have no fear of adults and, as often as not, take the initiative to wish a good afternoon to complete strangers. Quite surprising when, like us, you come from an environment where "stranger danger" is the order of the day.This sums up some of the people in this country. On the continent there are families enjoying themselves in a responsible manner until late late late in very busy bars with no issues. My favourite restaurant in Brittany holds 2 Michelin stars & welcomes families with open arms, can you imagine a similar Michelin starred restaurant in the UK doing this ? NO ! Because a lot of people don't educate their children on how to behave, we have ignorant uneducated oiks having children with no idea of how to behave in a decent & respectful way towards others & the environment they are in at the time. Sorry to rant !
On a serious note when my lad was young we had been out for a walk one summer evening and we decided to have a beer on the way home at 9 p.m we were asked politely to leave as no kids were allowed in the bar after 9 p.m. i assume that was a rule for all pubs and it seems sensible.
Maybe its time to enforce the old rule in all pubs i think a 9 p.m cut off is fair.When My kids were young that seemed to be pretty standard rule that 9pm was the time for children to leave they were also not allowed in the bar but only in snugs or lounge rooms. As my children grew older the rule of children only allowed if eating as pubs branched out into food seemed to become the norm but every landlord set their own rules and consistency was hard to come by.
I agree and the flip-side is you and your mates may want a few beers and a heated debate (usually involving football) without having to think about what language you may be using and if you may be scaring young kids.it is not a environment for children as people in after 9pm are usually out for a drink and language and behaviour even if not rowdy can become too adult for children.