PeteStaples wrote:To stick up a bit for some landlords and Southwark council, at the Libertine on Great Suffolk Street the bar staff regularly come out to shepherd drinkers to one side of the pavement when it's busy, explaining the requirement of their licence to keep the path passable. Unfortunately some idiots don't care and ignore them as soon as they're out of sight. For the bar staff it's a Sisyphean task and I don't envy them.
To declare an interest, I love pavement drinking. But I don't think Simon the Tanner should have a licence for outdoor drinking: the path is too narrow and Long Lane too busy.
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