Original article from Kent Live
A pub in Hythe has banned those under the age of 21 from visiting after 5pm.
The Bell Pub, located on Seabrook Road, said they made the decision following a number of antisocial incidents involving young adults.
They say this included breaking COVID rules, behaving aggressively and swearing, and even urinating in the car park and smashing glass.
The pub says that while they regret having to "tarnish everyone with the same brush", the policy will be kept under review and is intended to be temporary.
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Posting on Facebook this afternoon, The Bell Pub explained: "We are really sorry to hear that our new temporary policy has upset so many of our community.
"We understand that we owe many people an explanation.
"We chose to implement this policy due to some large groups of people of a certain age breaching COVID regulations and completely disregarding staff members when reminded of the rules, additionally the same groups have been aggressively shouting and swearing (disturbing our neighbors and causing police interference), urinating in the car park, smashing glass in the car park and bringing in their own alcohol.
"We appreciate that not every person under the age of 21 behaves this way and we don't want to tarnish everyone with the same brush.
"We regret that this affects some undeserving people but we have just implemented a short term reactionary measure and will be reviewing it constantly.