United Kingdom

Drinking Age in United Kingdom

Drinking age in United Kingdom is
18
See below for more details on drinking age and alcohol purchase age in
United Kingdom

This is not legal advice.
Check with local law enforcement what is the legal drinking age
BEFORE drinking or purchasing alcohol while in the country.

Details

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Purchase Age
On Premise 18
Off Premise 18
Drinking Age
Private None
Public 18 \n(or 16 for beer, wine or cider with meal and if accompanied by adult)

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If the answer above is None it means there is no specific mention in the legislation, but you still need to ask local law enforcement before drinking in United Kingdom.

Under the BBPA's Challenge 21 and Challenge 25 schemes, customers attempting to buy alcohol beverages are asked to prove their age if in the retailer's opinion they look under 21 (or optionally 25) even though the law states they must be a minimum of 18. Many supermarket and off-licence chains display Challenge 21 (or Challenge 25) notices stating that they will not serve people who look under 21 (or 25) without ID.

You can find more legal details and links here:
Wikipedia Legal Drinking Page