Q&A: Text Size on Menus
- Date: 14/06/2012
- Source: Poppleston Allen
- Author/Solicitor: Lisa Sharkey
Q. Wine measures - Do we have to offer all varieties of wine in a 125ml measure and does the text on the menu have to be a similar size to the rest of the drinks?
A. One of the mandatory conditions which attaches to premises licences is that all still wine sold by the glass must be available in a 125ml measure. This does not apply to sparkling wine. If the still wine is pre-packaged, such as a small 18.75 cl bottle then the 125 ml measure does not apply. It also does not apply to the larger 75 cl bottles if you only sell them by the bottle as opposed to by the glass. In relation to the size of the text on the menu then the legislation does not deal specifically with text size. It requires that customers must be made aware of the availability of the 125 ml measure before they order. Therefore, it may be best to make sure the text is a similar size to that of the rest of the drinks and then there can be no disagreement upon whether it is clearly visible.
These are extracts from the Publican's Morning advertiser, the leading magazine for the UK's pub trade.