Well, not quite: they could prove their age but Wetherspoon's does not accept military ID cards apparently, despite the fact that the cards have photos on them.
Two Marines were refused entry to their local pub the day after fighting in Afghanistan because door staff refused to accept military ID.
Dan Buchanan and Kelvin Billings had hoped to have a homecoming pint at the J D Wetherspoon in Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth, Hampshire.
They showed their military ID, which included their dates of birth, but staff at the pub said the cards were not acceptable as evidence of proof of age.
They went to the Isambard Kingdom Brunel pub, dressed in civilian clothes, for a quiet beer and catch up about 9.30pm on Saturday.
Marine Buchanan said: "We couldn't believe it, we didn't have any other ID because it's all still in Afghanistan."
Seriously, what the fuck is wrong with this shithole of a country? Seriously, what the FUCK?
Why is it that I have to prove that I am over-21 in some pubs?—the legal drinking age is 18. And why the fuck is it 18? You can get married at 16, you can sprog like mad and you can be held responsible for a crime, but you cannot get a pint until you are 18.
Which stinking-arsed cunt-face introduced that law in the first place? And where is the shitehawk buried? I'm tempted to dig up what is left of his corpse and piss in the eyesockets, frankly.
A spokesman for JD Wetherspoon said the company only accepts three forms of ID to combat fraud – a passport, driving licence or UK citizen card.
Ah, they will accept ID Cards then. But, basically, if you don't drive, don't go abroad and don't have an ID Card, then you can't get served in a Wetherspoon's—have I got that right?
I say again—what the fuck? Why the hell do pubs have to be so stringent about this—is it because the country is full to the brim with officious, irritating little jobsworths who deserve to be punched repeatedly in the face and then thrown off the white cliffs of Dover? I think it is.
He added: "We have a really good relationship with the armed forces...
Not any more you don't, you turd.
... and welcome them into our pubs.
This is, as we can see from the report, what is technically known as "a lie". Tell me, Mr JD Wetherspoon spokesman, have you ever considered a career in politics? Your arrogant, box-ticking mentality and ability to lie in the face of all the evidence admirably suits you for a seat in the Commons...