Bringing screaming children into restaurants apparently legal
BRINGING small screaming children into restaurants is legal, it has been claimed.
Diners at a restaurant in Bristol discovered the ‘law’ after a woman brought her two noisy infant children with her and at no point did anyone call the police.
Julian Cook said: “As soon as they both started screaming and crying I thought ‘I wish we hadn’t just ordered our starters’.
“But the way I figured it, the police would be along any second to take the children and their mum away and allow us to eat our meal in pleasant silence.
“Then when our mains arrived and the children were still screaming, I thought I should maybe ask the waiter when the police would be arriving.
“He just stared at me blankly and then said it wasn’t illegal to bring screaming, crying children into a restaurant.
“I would like to know if it used to be illegal or whether it’s never been illegal.”