Pub bans under-25s after crowd of drinkers cram in and dance on tables

Newly re-opened pub bans under-25s after crowd of rowdy young drinkers crammed in and started dancing on tables

  • Prince of Wales pub in Moseley will bring in new admission rules from Friday
  • It follows an incident with a group singing and standing on tables on July 25
  • The rules include banning under 25s and enforcing a smart casual dress code 

Shocking footage shows the moment customers cram into a pub and sing from on top of the tables. 

The Prince of Wales pub in Moseley will now bring in new admission rules barring anyone who is under 25 or wearing trainers. 

The new policy will be implemented on Friday, following the incident with the noisy guests at 11.30pm on July 25, BirminghamLive reported. 

In the video, the group can be seen standing on top of tables. Many of them are waving their arms around and singing

In the video, the group can be seen standing on top of tables. Many of them are waving their arms around and singing.

The group are crammed in together, flouting social distancing guidelines. 

The policy also means customers will have their bags searched at the door and the time for last admissions has been brought forward to 10pm. 

The group are crammed in together, flouting social distancing guidelines

The pub shared the new rules their customers would have to follow on Twitter. 

It said: ‘Firstly we would like to apologise to our customers and neighbours for the disturbance caused by a large group of selfish customers at 11.30pm on Saturday night. 

‘We are committed to no repeat of this incident.’ 

It listed the new rules, including that no one under 25 will be admitted and all customers must have a valid photo ID, there will be bag searches on the door, a zero tolerance policy of anti-social behaviour and last admittance at 10pm. 

The post also advised there will be a smart casual dress code enforced, meaning customers are not permitted to wear trainers, tracksuits or hats. 

It also said the pub ‘have the right to refuse admission’ and said anyone breaking the rules will be banned for life.  

Regular customers have criticised the new policy as they can no longer go to The Prince of Wales

Manager Keith Marsden told BirminghamLive that it took 10 minutes for staff to get the group to stop singing as staff were trying to close the pub.  

Regular customers have criticised the new policy as they can no longer go to The Prince of Wales. 

Others said the new rules banned a ‘huge section’ of the pub’s target customers.  

The pub has four bars, a heated marquee and its own tiki bar and was awarded the British Institute of Innkeepers award. 

It was named UK’s Licensees of the Year in 2015 after taking the runners-up spot the year before.  

Stockport bar closes after three staff members test positive for coronavirus

A wine bar and restaurant in Stockport has temporarily closed after three staff members tested positive for coronavirus. 

One staff member at Thom’s Bar & Kitchen on Heaton Moor Road tested positive for the virus, Manchester Evening News reported.  

Bosses confirmed that two further staff members tested positive following this. 

They confirmed on their Facebook page this morning that they would be temporarily closed until they could safely reopen. 

They said anyone who visited the bar in the past week might want to book a test to ‘air on the side of caution’.

Thom’s Bar & Kitchen have contacted Public Health England and are waiting to hear back from a representative.  

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