Tap water in restaurants

Do pubs and restaurants have to supply free tap water?

Pubs and restaurants have to supply free tap water if they serve alcohol. The Government updated rules requiring establishments to have free tap water available wherever alcohol is sold, in an attempt to combat binge drinking.

You can read more about the Home Office’s guidance here. Failure to comply with any conditions attached to a license or certificate is a criminal offence, which could be punishable by a fine, imprisonment or both.

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