Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Wetherspoons bar Royal Marines

Having a military ID card apparently isn't sufficient to get you through the security checks at the doors of pubs run by the JD Wetherspoon chain.
Proof that you are prepared to lay down your life for your country is one thing, but that still doesn't make you eligible to buy a pint in a Wetherspoon pub.
Royal Marines Dan Buchanan and Kelvin Billings, recently serving with 42 and 45 Commando in Afghanistan, were refused admission to Wetherspoon's pub in Portsmouth because the doorman said that company policy would not allow him to accept their military ID cards as proof of age.
I suppose it is a bit unusual for a Royal Marine to be visiting a pub in Portsmouth and two commandos just back from the frontline could look underage.

The Mail: Pub refuses to serve two Marines who fought on Afghanistan frontline... because they only had their military ID
Portsmouth News: Why is military ID not good enough for pub doormen?