Every Friday we go to Zin in Trafalgar Road for great value Chinese/Sushi meals.
Today they told us that they charge 50p for a glass of tap water.
Isn’t this illegal?
How much more than 50p have they lost in a badwill gesture?
The Phantom replies:
The Phantom-Find-Outer has found this out for me – that if they’re licensed to sell alcohol, they cannot refuse to serve you tap water, but they can charge for it, unless there is a special condition in their license.
Interestingly, The Phantom-Find-Outer tells me that under 2005 legislation, under Scottish law they HAVE to provide free tap water.
I agree with you though, Lizzie – this is a short-termist attitude and has not gone unnoticed.