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Tyson is a beer hound and cheese addict living in the beery metropolis paradise known as Manchester
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Sunday, 1 March 2009

I Fought The Law

Who says nostalgia isn’t what it used to be? Seems we’re currently stuck in something of a time warp. First we hear of elephants returning to British circuses and now Bury has its first successful shebeen for a long time.

There have been unconfirmed stories of an illegal drinking den circulating for some time, but now I’ve had it confirmed by a reliable source. Seems the place is doing a roaring business. This being the 21st century, it’s far from the dingy basements of old. A plush conservatory houses a bar with chilled bottles and cans available for £1 each. There’s free Pool and a giant screen showing Sky Sports. For the gambler, there’s poker with the house taking a cut.

So far everything has gone smoothly, but how long before the authorities come a knocking? My advice: get some real ale in and improve your customer demographics, before it’s too late.

1 comment:

Curmudgeon said...

There have been reports of shebeens operating in inner-city Manchester for many years. The fact that all the pubs have closed down doesn't mean that folks have stopped drinking.

Of course nowadays a big attraction of the shebeen is that the customers are allowed to smoke ;-)