Whether it's the seat that's always saved for the local Old Boy, the decor that looks like it's been bought in a job lot from the 'heavy dark red fabric' shop, or the quiz team who insist on calling themselves 'Norfolk in Chance' for the hundredth time. British pubs follow a set of bizarre and baffling rules that are second nature to most pub fans but confuse the hell out of tourists.
Former GQ editor and pub aficionado Daniel Ford casts a light on these hidden rules and answers such questions as:
• Do all real ale drinkers have to sport beards?
• Why has every country pub had at least one king, queen or ghost stay there?
• Is half a shandy ever an acceptable drink?
• Why shouldn't you stand in the middle space of an empty pub urinal?
• If you win three quid in the quiz machine, why are you expected to buy a round for everyone in the pub?
And, most importantly, just why shouldn't you touch the nuts?!
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|Size:||128 x 198||ISBN:||9781847737045|
|Images:||25 b&w illustrations||Format:||Paperback|
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