A problem for a bar refit as thin as a coat of paint is that Matt can both be defamed, and can then correct the record with nothing more complicated than a set of keys.
But while at Duxton last night (living down the road from a decent pub makes it a frequent place to meet people) a wondrous thing happened that I’ve never encountered in all my years wasted in bars.
As the evening drew on we were informed it was last drinks for tap beers because they were cleaning the lines.
Fair enough on a slow Tuesday.
Around that point I noticed there were quite a lot of off duty staff loitering around the bar in their civvies.
Then the patrons were politely informed that we were welcome to help empty out the beer lines prior to cleaning.
Free as long as it lasted!
Word of the marvellous “night of free beer” is sure to spread throughout the Inner North.
I make no guarantees as to whether such a thing shall come to pass again.