Pub bans under 21s for constantly ignoring Covid-19 rules

A pub in Gloucestershire has opted to ban under-21s after they ignored Covid rules.

The Old Neighbourhood in Stroud, Gloucestershire, has banned under 21s.

It is because ‘rude and obnoxious’ youngsters kept ignoring Covid rules, according to pub chiefs.

The landlord said younger drinkers have been flouting social distancing rules.

It is thought bad behaviour was caused by lockdown and fewer pubs being open.

Younger drinkers have been table-hopping, flouting social distancing rules and annoying neighbours since the pub garden reopened on April 12, it has been reported.

“Staff were constantly having to tell them to sit down, to stop hopping tables and to follow the guidelines. Constantly you have to fight them about it and then they just start getting rude and obnoxious,” said owner Jonathan Armstrong.

He has ran the pub for two years.

He added: “We constantly have to apologize to neighbours because they’re making such a noise, it’s just not what we are and it’s a shame, it really is.

“We’re actually really upset about it because it’s something we’re not used to and I think it’s unnecessary.”

Regular customers had also stopped visiting the pub because they felt intimidated by the bad language.

Pubs reopened on Monday April 12 for outdoor dining and drinking.

Establishments will reopen fully from May 17, it has been revealed by the government’s lockdown roadmap.

From that date, customers and patrons can be served drinks and food indoors by staff.

Customers must still follow national measures like household mixing rules, though.