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The Pub With No Beer

by | 3rd, June 2003

‘WITH hospitals full of the terminally healthy, we turn our attention to the British pub.

”Fuck me! This place is dead”

And we read this morning in the Telegraph that swearing is the latest thing to be banned from the boozer.

JD Wetherspoon, which operates 600 pubs, is considering printing a warning on menus and beer mats asking punters to keep their language clean.

It follows a complaint from two customers, who said they found swearing embarrassing when they visited their local in Ruislip with friends.

The Rev Ian Gregory, founder of the Campaign For Courtesy, said he welcomed such a move but thought it would be impossible to enforce.

He suggests a ban in certain pubs, similar to the partial no-smoking policy adopted in Wetherspoon pubs.

A good idea, but why stop there? Are we alone in finding the smell of beer on our breath after a night out in the pub slightly off-putting?

A ban on beer in pubs (or, at least, certain areas of pubs) would do the trick nicely…



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