Eurostar's New(ish) Alcohol Policy Has Boozy Brits up in Arms

By Shabana Arif on at

Despite changing its policy on alcohol last year, passengers on Eurostar have only just noticed, and they're not happy about it.

According to Eurostar, the restricted alcohol policy was rolled out last Autumn. If you were intending on getting rat-arsed, you'll have to shell out for the alcohol served on board presumably, as you're now limited to four beers (cans or bottles) or one bottle of wine per person. Devastating news.

If you'd like to cart extra alcohol back home with you, you can use the Eurodespatch registered luggage service, so you're really only in the shit here if you want to bring spirits with you - for supping on or as a gift - or if you don't want to pay the extra Eurodespatch fee of £30 per item.

"This decision was made to maintain a pleasant environment on board for all our travellers," a Eurostar spokesman told the Express. "Those that wish to take more with them for consumption at home can do so using our registered luggage service, EuroDespatch."

The BBC reports that Eurostar declined to comment on whether there were any restrictions on the amount of alcohol that can be brought on board, or how many passengers have been stopped at security checkpoints for having too much alcohol since the new policy was implemented.