This Wednesday, I found myself in The William Blake in Old Street. As I was awaiting some friends and AFTER I had bought a drink, the manager came up and told me that I had to take off my baseball cap. I asked 'WHY?' and he went into a spiel that it was not really their idea but that local authorities insisted on it. I knew this to be pure bullshit as I drink regularly in the Weathespoon pub, a few doors away.
Then it occurred to me that this was the pub that I had read about in the Islington Gazette - May 17th. Page 7 - ALOPECIA SUFFERER 'THROWN OUT OF PUB FOR WEARING A CAP'.
I asked the manager if they were the same pub and he denied it. I checked when I got home and it was indeed
The William Blake.
I detest this type of clothes fascism and will never again drink there.