Abertridwr soldier refused entry to Court House pub, Caerphilly
A pub company has defended its policy of accepting only certain forms of ID as proof of age after the Court House pub turned away a serving member of the Armed forces.
Royal Marine Ross Morgan, 21,from Abertridwr, was turned away from Caerphilly town’s Court House pub recently after showing his Army warrant card for proof of age.
Mr Morgan, who has served in Afghanistan, said pub staff said they couldn’t accept the ID as proof of age.
His family have labelled the pub’s actions as “disgusting” and a snub to serving soldiers.
Father Rob Morgan said: “They haven’t even had the decency to respond to my complaint. It’s disgusting – they shouldn’t turn away serving soldiers
“His warrant card can be used as a passport to go abroad but can’t be used to get into a pub. I’m really disappointed in them.”
A spokesman for Spirit Pub Company, which owns the Court House, said: “The only forms of ID accepted across all pubs in the UK are; a photo driving licence, a passport or a proof of age card such as PASS.”Follow @CaerphillyObsvr