My Unlicensed Hovercraft Bar Is Technically Legal

26. okt.. 2020
899 891 Ganger

If you want to sell alcohol in England, you need a license. But the Licensing Act 2003 has some unusual exceptions. • Thanks to Marc and the team from the Axceler-8 Hovercraft Centre: • Behind the scenes:
Licensing Act 2003:
Filmed safely:
Camera: Matt Gray
Logistics and original idea: Jonty Wareing
Thanks to: Rob Hiseman
Editor: Michelle Martin
Audio mix: Graham Haerther
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  • As ever, thanks to everyone who helped out with this! In particular Marc, whose hovercraft will have had a faint smell of beer about it for a day or two afterwards...

    Tom ScottTom ScottMåned siden
    • You should colab with CGP Grey

      Hope RockHope Rock17 dager siden
    • @Yudi Merber about 60moh

      Axceler-8 Hovercraft CentreAxceler-8 Hovercraft Centre23 dager siden
    • @joana oliveirasorry your names wrong , it's karen oliveira

      cultus gticultus gti24 dager siden
    • @Jeroy Lenkins Come on. Do you really want his hovercraft to be full of eels?

      Cody NemoCody Nemo25 dager siden
    • A pity you didn't think to serve it with eels.

      Jeroy LenkinsJeroy Lenkins26 dager siden
  • Hah, the Hoverpub!

    AetheralMeowsticAetheralMeowstic23 timer siden
  • I love how in all these videos tom is clearly having a lot of fun

    WeebsWeebsDag siden
  • If it didn’t have the protective cover on the fan you could call the pub *The Severed Arms*

    RUFU5RUFU5Dag siden
  • Is it just me, or does the hovercraft look like it has been greenscreened on the grass

    Puuding MusicPuuding Music2 dager siden
  • The Royal Oak v the Hovercraft Pub

    IRAIRA2 dager siden
  • Make sure not to do this too much - you might get bartender's elbow

    Charlie ClappCharlie Clapp2 dager siden
  • Technically legal, the best kind of legal.

    The legendThe legend2 dager siden
  • Hungarian Tom Scott: mY hOvErCrAfT iS fUlL oF aLeS.

    Vin KieVin Kie3 dager siden
  • 2:25 *The catch phrase of a nerd on a wild night out.*

    TheRABIDdudeTheRABIDdude3 dager siden
  • Love the rays of sunlight at the start.

    Nate NewmanNate Newman4 dager siden
  • The uk must suck

    gage barnesgage barnes4 dager siden
  • this is how new laws are made up

    HibbiHibbi4 dager siden
  • Oh Tom, you're going to be giving people ideas now.... unfortunately, I have a feeling it'll be the WRONG people....

    MaerahnMaerahn4 dager siden
  • So if it's meant to be used for commercial travel, why wouldn't the law just specify "passengers" and not "from a vehicle on a journey"

    DᴀʀᴋYᴜᴀɴDᴀʀᴋYᴜᴀɴ5 dager siden
  • vodker and coark

    Sound RoshiSound Roshi5 dager siden
  • wait... so if we have one of those little mini-railways going through a park, we could sell drinks without a license? nice!

    vannustubevannustube5 dager siden
  • Oi, you got a loicense for that? ;)

    DeathbrewerDeathbrewer5 dager siden
  • Very uninteresting

    Paul AdamsPaul Adams5 dager siden
  • Stupid laws, stupid stuff. Only in the UK.

    xX_TripletAirsoft_XxxX_TripletAirsoft_Xx6 dager siden
  • nice

    nicenice6 dager siden
  • Hi I’m Derrick Baum say hello to new kitchen gun 1:27

    Joe but With glassesJoe but With glasses7 dager siden
  • it's not like the 'rona is a thing is it

    Lavagreat The greatLavagreat The great7 dager siden
  • One of those videos I have to laugh but just looking at Tom's face.

    YouTube-KanalYouTube-Kanal7 dager siden
  • I think a van travelling at 1mph would be a lot more practical.

    noxxi knoxnoxxi knox7 dager siden
  • breh

    AnonymousCheesePie37AnonymousCheesePie377 dager siden
  • Hmmm I don't know. Don't the people you sell it to have to be in the vehicle with you?

    J.B. DazenJ.B. Dazen7 dager siden
  • Reminds me of how in high school I had to build a hovercraft for my AP Physics class that was powered by two 9V leaf blowers, it was made out of an innertube, a shower curtain, and a heck of a lot of duct tape

    Matthew WesthovenMatthew Westhoven7 dager siden
  • Well we have a pub tram in Finland that stops at other bars

    ProtoCorpseProtoCorpse8 dager siden
  • my hovercraft is full of alcohol

    nicknick8 dager siden
  • real beer, real hovercraft, real contactless bank transactions, real actors.

    TopOneNameTopOneName8 dager siden
  • Most people: "We should follow the laws and not did for loopholes" LIbertarians:

    Goose 6.0Goose 6.08 dager siden
  • I just realized that the captions are coloured too

    Exequiel John B. SarmientoExequiel John B. Sarmiento8 dager siden
  • one might say this is jail bait

    ReaptheWhirlwindReaptheWhirlwind9 dager siden
  • Half pints should be outlawed

    MrEdMrEd9 dager siden
  • Star wars reference : police officer:sir is that legal? Tom:I will make it legal

    Indominus RexIndominus Rex9 dager siden
  • So could you stop let someone on board sell them what ever they want to drink, while in motion and drop them off right after?

    2oulK1ng2oulK1ng9 dager siden
  • Nice video, but I wonder, at which speed do you need to move to be considered "moving"?

    TacRozalTacRozal10 dager siden
  • "There is nothing in law preventing a railway company from operating a bar in one of its trains whenever that train is in motion"

    ZeldaTheSwordsmanZeldaTheSwordsman10 dager siden
  • you legend:-)

    zimmerlickerzimmerlicker10 dager siden
  • How about a train car that moves 10 meters per hour on a 100m track? You could actually get in and order, sit down at the bar.

    usernameusername10 dager siden
  • When quarantine is over, do this at Oshkosh, but with one hovercraft for taking orders and IDing and one for delivering drinks.

    Conrad HintzConrad Hintz10 dager siden
  • Do you offer hovercraft beer, too in your hovercraft bar?

    soaschasoascha10 dager siden
  • I love that matt showed up out of nowhere

    ShaggyShaggy10 dager siden
  • do you have to move forward? doesn't a hovercraft already use momentum to stay up so technically its already moving so shouldn't that be enough?

    hans yolohans yolo10 dager siden

    Harry OHarry O10 dager siden
  • Wait, what if someone made a bar in a traincart, and say a 100m long track, just going back and fourth at a ridiculously low speed, so it reaches each end in an hr or so. then they could sell alcohol without a licence?

    Renax the ManRenax the Man11 dager siden
  • I was about to say £1.50 for a gin and tonic- hell yes!

    Liam MurtezaogluLiam Murtezaoglu11 dager siden
  • This should be the viable alternative to wetherspoons! Door to door hovercraft. Can you sell pre-measured drinks/miniatures and mixers prepacked in little paper bags!?

    Kathy BramleyKathy Bramley11 dager siden
  • based af

    hydraulic hydrahydraulic hydra11 dager siden
  • Plastic cups what is this

    Niko BellicNiko Bellic11 dager siden
  • Weird flex

    Niko BellicNiko Bellic11 dager siden
  • What is this but a chance for tom to get pissed and ride in a hovercraft?

    Vivi BonnerVivi Bonner11 dager siden
  • this is the most tom scott video ive ever seen

    AtlasAtlas12 dager siden
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    The BackyardersThe Backyarders12 dager siden
  • 4:22 last time I saw him was in the two cymbals and a drum vid

    PíchassPíchass12 dager siden
  • "Leegullee"

    PíchassPíchass12 dager siden

    Scarce SpoonScarce Spoon12 dager siden
  • Well, you *did* fly a kit in a public place.

    ÆÆ12 dager siden
  • You are absolutely bunkers, mate. I love it.

    Elazar PimentelElazar Pimentel12 dager siden
  • Good to see Matt

    don't binkdon't bink12 dager siden
  • This is gloriously silly, and made me smile.

    Martin HeermanceMartin Heermance12 dager siden

    DashKnowDashKnow12 dager siden
  • Flying in a hovercraft alone is just epic!

    Nathanishungry AnimationsNathanishungry Animations12 dager siden
  • Your hovercraft is full of ales

    Geoffroi Le HookGeoffroi Le Hook12 dager siden
  • I think you're videos would be way more popular if they played to the algorithm better. I've been watching for years, and subscribed yet I never get anything from you recommended. It's frustrating having to search the channel everytime I want to check if there's something new. Does anyone else get this? Maybe subject for a video?

    Hunter WattsHunter Watts12 dager siden
  • This is reminiscent of Top Gear. Incredible work!

    AlcibiadesAlcibiades12 dager siden
  • my local preserved steam railway used to run all day sunday booze trains you bought one ticket and just rode from one end of the line to the other back and forth all day, it was great

    Christie MalryChristie Malry12 dager siden
  • Why is it always the plucky Brits doing the most innovative entertainment?

    Justin MerrittJustin Merritt12 dager siden
  • You got a loicense for that hovercraft bruv ?

    MonsieurSlickMonsieurSlick12 dager siden
  • oi you cheeky bastard, do you have a loicence for that flying rollingham, come ere you wanka

    PedozziPedozzi12 dager siden
  • Atleast it is

    The Unknown GamerThe Unknown Gamer13 dager siden
  • You legend Mr Tom Scott

    Drew PDrew P13 dager siden
  • .....So maybe a mega bus that moves at the speed of a turtle would actually work to sell stuff in a parking lot during an event?

    Comrade SkyComrade Sky13 dager siden
    • @Mr. Hat I am thinking of a landship, like a food truck on wheels with lots of seating. It would be really fun to design vehicles that lock together and make a mobile building.

      Comrade SkyComrade Sky9 dager siden
    • Is a mega bus a train, plane, or hovercraft?

      Mr. HatMr. Hat10 dager siden
  • 4:01 Tom uses an iPhone SE in a Casemate Tough Case? Same here!!

    Sean McNallySean McNally13 dager siden
  • Surely you can stop the hovercraft to prepare the drinks, but move when selling them?

    Robert WagesRobert Wages14 dager siden
  • Im waiting for a "technically legal" series

    panzerschweinpanzerschwein14 dager siden
  • Hmmm, did you check the off sales section, might be illegal to sell an open pint...

    Dougal TolanDougal Tolan14 dager siden
  • Judas Priest : *NOT* breaking the law, *NOT* breaking the law.

    felixar90felixar9014 dager siden
  • Loved this. I' watching it thinking "How come Clarkson never done this?"

    Geek in the GardenGeek in the Garden14 dager siden
  • How do you make NOworld subtitles yellow and cyan?!

    J-sUnJ-sUn14 dager siden
    • It's not a YT subtitle, it's in the video

      Mr. HatMr. Hat10 dager siden
  • hypothetically speaking, if I'm touring through England and settling for a camp at evening and open a tent-pub: I'm still on my journey and technically don't need a license, even if I'm stationary at the moment?

    Sh4dySh4dy15 dager siden
  • Which do you prefer? Mr Scott or Tom Beast

    Beyond 5DBeyond 5D15 dager siden
  • Top gear episode then! 🤯🤯

    Hanniffy DinnHanniffy Dinn15 dager siden
  • love that you put a sparkler on the beer

    Matthew FrancisMatthew Francis15 dager siden
  • so you COULD hover around and sell sealed drinks to people all day. menu is numbered... 1-5 customer holds up fingers to tell you the number

    Joe CordoJoe Cordo15 dager siden
  • You’re out of control.

    Hull_K0ganHull_K0gan15 dager siden
  • John Taffer is on his way to scream at you for shaking a martini

    Secie5Secie515 dager siden
  • This is the silliest and most British thing I've seen for a while. Time for a cup of tea Edit: OMG I lost it at the measuring of the gin for legal reasons! XD

    Jango1989Jango198915 dager siden
  • I never thought I'd want to be a hoverbartender...until now

    treespunktreespunk16 dager siden
  • I want to serve alcohol from a hovercraft someday, that bucket list keeps growing

    Jarrett FayerJarrett Fayer16 dager siden
  • Now these "If you can do this, you're legally a master" ads make a lot more sense

    FixheroFixhero16 dager siden
  • ehh... 3/10 - Hovercraft don't have enough eels.

    KvaGramKvaGram16 dager siden
  • Vodka and coke?

    EssenceOf RotEssenceOf Rot16 dager siden
  • about that foam that's how we drink it in czechia

    ondrafz pooondrafz poo16 dager siden
  • This is so stupid I love it

    MiepMiep17 dager siden
  • "Oi mate, you..." VRRRRRRRRR!

    heirihunzikerheirihunziker17 dager siden
  • Now THIS is podracing

    Benjamin DivnerBenjamin Divner17 dager siden
  • This is totally awesome

    mushenjimushenji17 dager siden
  • Having flashbacks to the old top gear here. Y'know? The one with the three friends, who made the show worthy to watch. This stunt would have been right up their alley ;)

    M. StruckM. Struck17 dager siden