My Unlicensed Hovercraft Bar Is Technically Legal

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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 ScottUukausi sitten
    • You should colab with CGP Grey

      Hope RockHope Rock21 päivä sitten
    • @Yudi Merber about 60moh

      Axceler-8 Hovercraft CentreAxceler-8 Hovercraft Centre27 päivää sitten
    • @joana oliveirasorry your names wrong , it's karen oliveira

      cultus gticultus gti28 päivää sitten
    • @Jeroy Lenkins Come on. Do you really want his hovercraft to be full of eels?

      Cody NemoCody Nemo29 päivää sitten
    • A pity you didn't think to serve it with eels.

      Jeroy LenkinsJeroy LenkinsUukausi sitten
  • In finland we have the same law but you have to mark Specific area where your selling the drinks

    onnipoika 11onnipoika 1111 tuntia sitten
  • I didn’t know hovercrafts were an actual thing.

    The Grey SunThe Grey Sun11 tuntia sitten
  • Couldn't you have just picked him up in the hovercraft..conducted your business and dropped him off?

    Gunther Ultrabolt NovacrunchGunther Ultrabolt Novacrunch22 tuntia sitten
  • 3:20 legally have to measure your drinks. No wonder America was formed.

    John JohnsonJohn JohnsonPäivä sitten
  • Eh, this whole alcohol "licensing" thing is just a scam for the gov't to get its fingers into one more pie anyway. Good on you, Tom.

    Matthew HillMatthew Hill2 päivää sitten
  • "The hoverpub is alive!" -Tom Scott

    Crrat26Crrat262 päivää sitten
  • *tom scott in a nutshell, everyone*

    Lauren LaiLauren Lai2 päivää sitten
  • A mulled wine Christmas hovercraft bar sounds nice. But sadly, after checking the hovercraft in the garage, I noticed that it it still full of eels.

    usernameusername2 päivää sitten
  • Would this also work on a "light railway" ?

    David LewisDavid Lewis2 päivää sitten
  • Why is no one talking about colored subtitles

    TerrazonTerrazon2 päivää sitten
  • Give me a drink bartender

    Mahindra DaimaryMahindra Daimary2 päivää sitten
  • Tom is like that guy who says 'I never said ***when*** I was gonna pay you' after they lose a bet or something. Looking for the little loopholes..

    Black RocketBlack Rocket3 päivää sitten
  • Hah, the Hoverpub!

    AetheralMeowsticAetheralMeowstic4 päivää sitten
  • I love how in all these videos tom is clearly having a lot of fun

    WeebsWeebs5 päivää sitten
  • If it didn’t have the protective cover on the fan you could call the pub *The Severed Arms*

    RUFU5RUFU55 päivää sitten
  • Is it just me, or does the hovercraft look like it has been greenscreened on the grass

    Puuding MusicPuuding Music6 päivää sitten
  • The Royal Oak v the Hovercraft Pub

    IRAIRA6 päivää sitten
  • Make sure not to do this too much - you might get bartender's elbow

    Charlie ClappCharlie Clapp6 päivää sitten
  • Technically legal, the best kind of legal.

    The legendThe legend6 päivää sitten
  • Hungarian Tom Scott: mY hOvErCrAfT iS fUlL oF aLeS.

    Vin KieVin Kie7 päivää sitten
  • 2:25 *The catch phrase of a nerd on a wild night out.*

    TheRABIDdudeTheRABIDdude7 päivää sitten
  • Love the rays of sunlight at the start.

    Nate NewmanNate Newman8 päivää sitten
  • The uk must suck

    gage barnesgage barnes8 päivää sitten
  • this is how new laws are made up

    HibbiHibbi8 päivää sitten
  • Oh Tom, you're going to be giving people ideas now.... unfortunately, I have a feeling it'll be the WRONG people....

    MaerahnMaerahn8 päivää sitten
  • 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"

    DᴀʀᴋYᴜᴀɴDᴀʀᴋYᴜᴀɴ9 päivää sitten
  • vodker and coark

    Sound RoshiSound Roshi9 päivää sitten
  • wait... so if we have one of those little mini-railways going through a park, we could sell drinks without a license? nice!

    vannustubevannustube9 päivää sitten
  • Oi, you got a loicense for that? ;)

    DeathbrewerDeathbrewer9 päivää sitten
  • Very uninteresting

    Paul AdamsPaul Adams9 päivää sitten
  • Stupid laws, stupid stuff. Only in the UK.

    xX_TripletAirsoft_XxxX_TripletAirsoft_Xx10 päivää sitten
  • nice

    nicenice10 päivää sitten
  • Hi I’m Derrick Baum say hello to new kitchen gun 1:27

    Joe but With glassesJoe but With glasses11 päivää sitten
  • it's not like the 'rona is a thing is it

    Lavagreat The greatLavagreat The great11 päivää sitten
  • One of those videos I have to laugh but just looking at Tom's face.

    YouTube-KanalYouTube-Kanal11 päivää sitten
  • breh

    AnonymousCheesePie37AnonymousCheesePie3711 päivää sitten
  • 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. Dazen11 päivää sitten
  • 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 Westhoven11 päivää sitten
  • Well we have a pub tram in Finland that stops at other bars

    ProtoCorpseProtoCorpse12 päivää sitten
  • my hovercraft is full of alcohol

    nicknick12 päivää sitten
  • real beer, real hovercraft, real contactless bank transactions, real actors.

    TopOneNameTopOneName12 päivää sitten
  • Most people: "We should follow the laws and not did for loopholes" LIbertarians:

    Goose 6.0Goose 6.012 päivää sitten
  • I just realized that the captions are coloured too

    Exequiel John B. SarmientoExequiel John B. Sarmiento12 päivää sitten
  • one might say this is jail bait

    ReaptheWhirlwindReaptheWhirlwind13 päivää sitten
  • Half pints should be outlawed

    MrEdMrEd13 päivää sitten
  • Star wars reference : police officer:sir is that legal? Tom:I will make it legal

    Indominus RexIndominus Rex13 päivää sitten
  • 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?

    2oulK1ng2oulK1ng13 päivää sitten
  • Nice video, but I wonder, at which speed do you need to move to be considered "moving"?

    TacRozalTacRozal14 päivää sitten
  • "There is nothing in law preventing a railway company from operating a bar in one of its trains whenever that train is in motion"

    ZeldaTheSwordsmanZeldaTheSwordsman14 päivää sitten
  • you legend:-)

    zimmerlickerzimmerlicker14 päivää sitten
  • 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.

    usernameusername14 päivää sitten
  • When quarantine is over, do this at Oshkosh, but with one hovercraft for taking orders and IDing and one for delivering drinks.

    Conrad HintzConrad Hintz14 päivää sitten
  • Do you offer hovercraft beer, too in your hovercraft bar?

    soaschasoascha14 päivää sitten
  • I love that matt showed up out of nowhere

    ShaggyShaggy14 päivää sitten
  • 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 yolo14 päivää sitten

    Harry OHarry O14 päivää sitten
  • 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 Man15 päivää sitten
  • I was about to say £1.50 for a gin and tonic- hell yes!

    Liam MurtezaogluLiam Murtezaoglu15 päivää sitten
  • 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 Bramley15 päivää sitten
  • based af

    hydraulic hydrahydraulic hydra15 päivää sitten
  • Plastic cups what is this

    Niko BellicNiko Bellic15 päivää sitten
  • Weird flex

    Niko BellicNiko Bellic15 päivää sitten
  • What is this but a chance for tom to get pissed and ride in a hovercraft?

    Vivi BonnerVivi Bonner15 päivää sitten
  • this is the most tom scott video ive ever seen

    AtlasAtlas16 päivää sitten
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    The BackyardersThe Backyarders16 päivää sitten
  • 4:22 last time I saw him was in the two cymbals and a drum vid

    PíchassPíchass16 päivää sitten
  • "Leegullee"

    PíchassPíchass16 päivää sitten

    Scarce SpoonScarce Spoon16 päivää sitten
  • Well, you *did* fly a kit in a public place.

    ÆÆ16 päivää sitten
  • You are absolutely bunkers, mate. I love it.

    Elazar PimentelElazar Pimentel16 päivää sitten
  • Good to see Matt

    don't binkdon't bink16 päivää sitten
  • This is gloriously silly, and made me smile.

    Martin HeermanceMartin Heermance16 päivää sitten

    DashKnowDashKnow16 päivää sitten
  • Flying in a hovercraft alone is just epic!

    Nathanishungry AnimationsNathanishungry Animations16 päivää sitten
  • Your hovercraft is full of ales

    Geoffroi Le HookGeoffroi Le Hook16 päivää sitten
  • 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 Watts16 päivää sitten
  • This is reminiscent of Top Gear. Incredible work!

    AlcibiadesAlcibiades16 päivää sitten
  • 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 Malry16 päivää sitten
  • Why is it always the plucky Brits doing the most innovative entertainment?

    Justin MerrittJustin Merritt16 päivää sitten
  • You got a loicense for that hovercraft bruv ?

    MonsieurSlickMonsieurSlick16 päivää sitten
  • oi you cheeky bastard, do you have a loicence for that flying rollingham, come ere you wanka

    PedozziPedozzi16 päivää sitten
  • Atleast it is

    The Unknown GamerThe Unknown Gamer17 päivää sitten
  • You legend Mr Tom Scott

    Drew PDrew P17 päivää sitten
  • .....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 Sky17 päivää sitten
    • @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 Sky13 päivää sitten
    • Is a mega bus a train, plane, or hovercraft?

      Mr. HatMr. Hat14 päivää sitten
  • 4:01 Tom uses an iPhone SE in a Casemate Tough Case? Same here!!

    Sean McNallySean McNally17 päivää sitten
  • Surely you can stop the hovercraft to prepare the drinks, but move when selling them?

    Robert WagesRobert Wages18 päivää sitten
  • Im waiting for a "technically legal" series

    panzerschweinpanzerschwein18 päivää sitten
  • Hmmm, did you check the off sales section, might be illegal to sell an open pint...

    Dougal TolanDougal Tolan18 päivää sitten
  • Judas Priest : *NOT* breaking the law, *NOT* breaking the law.

    felixar90felixar9018 päivää sitten
  • Loved this. I' watching it thinking "How come Clarkson never done this?"

    Geek in the GardenGeek in the Garden18 päivää sitten
  • How do you make FIworld subtitles yellow and cyan?!

    J-sUnJ-sUn18 päivää sitten
    • It's not a YT subtitle, it's in the video

      Mr. HatMr. Hat14 päivää sitten
  • 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?

    Sh4dySh4dy19 päivää sitten
  • Which do you prefer? Mr Scott or Tom Beast

    Beyond 5DBeyond 5D19 päivää sitten
  • Top gear episode then! 🤯🤯

    Hanniffy DinnHanniffy Dinn19 päivää sitten
  • love that you put a sparkler on the beer

    Matthew FrancisMatthew Francis19 päivää sitten
  • 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 Cordo19 päivää sitten
  • You’re out of control.

    Hull_K0ganHull_K0gan19 päivää sitten
  • John Taffer is on his way to scream at you for shaking a martini

    Secie5Secie519 päivää sitten
  • 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

    Jango1989Jango198919 päivää sitten