The Local Government Association (LGA) also outlined its position on the issue, suggesting: “It would be difficult to argue that a single sausage roll or pork cake is a main meal, whereas if served with side dishes such as vegetables, salad, potatoes, it could be considered substantial.” However, at the start of the pandemic, when these rules were first introduced at Level 3 sites in the fall, community secretary Robert Jenrick suggested that a Cornish pie – arguably bigger than a Scottish egg – would not be considered a substantial meal unless served with fries and a side salad. The Licensing Act 2003 includes a clause allowing 16- or 17-year-olds to consume beer, wine or cider at the table if accompanied by an infamous adult depicted in an episode of the television programme The Inbetweeners. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has admitted that new coronavirus restrictions after the lockdown will cause “a lot of grief and frustration” to the hospitality industry, but confusion is also spreading as people try to figure out what counts as a substantial meal. City clerk Robert Jenrick suggested that a Cornish pie would not be considered a substantial meal unless served with fries and a side salad. After Eustice`s remarks yesterday, the prime minister`s official spokesman appeared to refute Eustice`s remarks. The spokesman said: “I will of course not go into the details of every possible meal. But we`ve been clear: bar snacks don`t count as a substantial meal, but it`s an established practice in the hospitality industry that does. And without that clarity, the responsibility lies with local councils and police in each region to decide what constitutes a complete meal, meaning a pub on one district street could get away with serving a Scottish egg, while a street in another county could be fined if it did the same. They said, “It`s clear that there`s a difference between a meal and a snack like chips. Under new rules set out by the government for December 2020, pubs and restaurants that reopen in local Level 2 containment zones will only be allowed to serve alcohol to customers if it comes with a “substantial meal”. But what is a “rich meal”? Well, according to a government minister, this may include a single Scottish egg. “The serious point is that pubs have known for years what a rich meal is,” he added.
In its Covid Winter Plan specification, the government defines this as “a full breakfast, main lunch or dinner”. However, this definition has led to some confusion. The rules also state that a household or support bubble together can have a meal indoors, but the rule of six applies to those who need to eat out. But speaking to ITV News shortly after, Mr. Gove seemed to have flip-flopped, saying, “A Scottish egg is a rich meal.” The licensing committee was convinced and praised the applicant`s hard work to “create a crispy offer for non-walkers and a desire to celebrate the great British potato at its peak and trendiest”. The potato chips were sufficient to satisfy the “substantial food” requirement to obtain a liquor license similar to a restaurant. The terms “table meal”, “substantial meal”, “plate food” and “substantial food” are considered analogous terms in a sample of 319 “licensing policy statements” issued by local authorities (a document detailing how they approach licence applications in their territory). Of the sampling records, 95 were for one of these terms and another 13 were for alcohol as a “food by-product” or meal.  This is not the first time there has been confusion about what constitutes a “substantial meal.” The same problem was raised in the previous three-tier system, and at the time, ward secretary Robert Jenrick suggested that a lavish meal was something “you would expect as lunch or dinner.” Dr.
Hilary Jones said of Lorraine: “If you want to eat out, you can go to a pub or restaurant, but you have to eat a rich meal to drink alcohol. In recent days, much attention has been paid to the meaning of the word “substantial”, which has also been used by the Prime Minister and ministers to explain the provisions. It has become ridiculously known as the `Scottish egg`, as a number of government ministers have tried almost in vain to make it clear on television and radio what their own rules and guidelines mean. Speaking to LBC radio host Nick Ferrari, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick described a “substantial meal” as: “The kind of meal you`d expect to have like lunch or dinner.” On GMB, Mr. Gove`s rules for a drink with a lavish meal were set by law for years, but couldn`t tell viewers what she was saying. Under the old 1964 law, innkeepers were only allowed to continue selling alcohol after 10:30 p.m. by asking local judges for a so-called certificate of communion, which only allowed an additional hour of alcohol consumption as long as the alcohol was next to substantial refreshment. In a few cases decided under the old Act, for example, in 1955, in Soloman v.
Green, it was established that “sandwiches and sausages on a stick” should be considered essential refreshments in order to continue selling alcohol with this refreshment. Moreover, in 1965, in Timmis v. Millman, the courts again ruled that sandwiches combined with cucumbers and beets are sufficient to justify a meal at the table and more than just a “snack.” As one law enforcement officer once told one of the authors, “I can`t explain what a rich meal is, but I know it when I see it.” So when officials walk into a Level 2 venue and see guests licking their lips, getting into the food, and looking full, the extensive test passes.