I went to the cinema the other day with my son (17 and on a weekend off from AFC Harrogate) and my OH. After buying the tickets there was a couple of hours to go before the start. So I thought a drink was in order. Popped into a JD Wetherspoons pub. A large poster on the window extolled "Families Welcome". I ordered 2 pints, and a large coke. Barmaid: "Is anyone in your party under 18?" Me: "Yes, my son is 17 and the coke is for him" Barmaid: "Sorry, I can't serve you alcohol unless you are having a meal then, and if you have a meal you can only have 2 rounds of alcoholic drinks" Me: "Are you serious? We want one drink each, and the 17 year old is having coke before we go to the cinema?" Barmaid: "Yes, that's company policy. We can't serve alcohol to people accompanied by minors" WTF is that all about then?