Saturday, October 29, 2005

Food: Pub landlords would drop food for cigarettes

According to a survey by The Publican, 20 per cent of pub landlords across England are prepared to stop selling food if it means they can continue allowing their customers to smoke in their pub.

Up to 10,000 pubs said they would rather drop food from their premises than cigarettes once the government's smoking ban takes effect in 2007.
The smoking ban announced this week by health secretary Patricia Hewitt, exempts pubs that do not serve food and private members' clubs from the legislation.

It goes without syaing that private members' clubs are exempt. Can't have the same legislation as everyone else old boy can we now? It's just not cricket.