When is the earliest acceptable time for me to start drinking?

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16 December
12:53
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2016

When it suits you. 

However, being serious, I would probably say it’s not a good idea to start drinking anytime before 7pm. I would tend to avoid drinking during the day, let’s put it that way. I guess it really depends on what else is happening around you. The idea of a lunchtime pint during the working day is certainly a bit more frowned upon these days. I guess there are areas where this is not the case, but you certainly can’t do it in the public sector as a rule. 

"There’s a reasonably good rule of thumb that demonstrates that people that start drinking earlier in the day are going to drink more."

There’s a reasonably good rule of thumb that demonstrates that people that start drinking earlier in the day are going to drink more. It’s all down to you and how you behave. But in the UK once we start drinking – certainly in large groups –we tend to keep drinking. So the earlier we start, the more we’re going to drink. Drinking later, say after 7pm, generally means you’re not going to drink as much as you would do had you started drinking earlier.

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