Saturday, 9 June 2012

Don't drink in this pub.

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.


Tim Allwood said...

Quite right of them.

There's fewer more distressing sights than that of an Englishman in a baseball cap.

Tim Allwood said...

But seriously, good on ya.

Noel Lynch said...

Bloody insulting - I'm Irish