Interesting Fact – Eating Out

According to research carried out by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy and water filter company Brita UK, Brits are needlessly buying bottled water in restaurants and pubs because they feel too awkward to ask for free tap water.

(Many people are unaware of the fact that, in England, Scotland and Wales, licensed premises such as bars, restaurants and theatres are required by law to provide free drinking water on request (although they can charge for the use of a glass).

Of course there is nothing worse than an awkward Brit, and I fully understand our reluctance to dare to ask for something for nothing.)


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