The J.D. Wetherspoons pub chain has introduced a limit on the number of drinks parents can buy when taking their children to the pub. The 2-drink limit has been introduced to prevent children from becoming bored and disruptive.
A spokesman for the chain said, "We don't want a situation -- and nor do many of our other customers who don't have children -- where children are either sitting there or running around or maybe causing problems."
The new policy has been welcomed by customers and was said to have been successful so far.
Most Wetherspoons pubs are in town centres and don't have facilities to keep children occupied for long periods of time.