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London’s Bermondsey Square Hotel has suddenly banned the sale of alcohol, and reportedly pork, “in accordance with Sharia law” under the orders of its new Middle-Eastern owner.
The Islamic rules were imposed on the hotel on Tuesday, the Daily Mailreported.
It is not just alcoholic drinks which have been banned, but also any food containing alcohol. Items such as beer-battered fish or rum ice cream cannot be served in the establishment since the new rules were implemented, the report says, citing staff members.
An IT consultant who regularly stays at the hotel – which costs £220 (US$345) per night – confirmed to the Daily Mail that the bar does not serve alcohol anymore.