Referring to ‘John’s’ letter in last week’s Pattaya Mail regarding beach chair vendors not being allowed to serve alcohol with immediate effect. My concern is whether the vendors have a license to sell alcoholic beverages. I would believe they do not and as such they are not permitted so to sell. I am aware, however, that most of the vendors actually buy their foodstuffs etc. from local outlets close to their area and also alcoholic beverages from cafes, bars, restaurants etc. When I have availed myself of their services and mayhap want a cooked snack, the vendor toddles off to a local outlet, orders my food and it is delivered to me. Same with my wanting to have a beer to wash it down. The point being “As the vendor is purchasing the alcohol from a secondary outlet” can this be classed as them selling such? I am aware that the powers that be have gotten around this by saying ‘vendors are not allowed to serve alcohol’. I like it.
My secondary observation concerns whether a customer is allowed to take his own alcohol to the beach and consume it in one of the beach chair establishments? I am unsure as to how the laws equate to this activity.
Indeed ’tis a puzzlement.