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 ScottHónapja
    • You should colab with CGP Grey

      Hope RockHope Rock21 napja
    • @Yudi Merber about 60moh

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

      cultus gticultus gti29 napja
    • @Jeroy Lenkins Come on. Do you really want his hovercraft to be full of eels?

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

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

    onnipoika 11onnipoika 1120 órája
  • I didn’t know hovercrafts were an actual thing.

    The Grey SunThe Grey Sun20 órája
  • Couldn't you have just picked him up in the hovercraft..conducted your business and dropped him off?

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

    John JohnsonJohn JohnsonNapja
  • 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 napja
  • "The hoverpub is alive!" -Tom Scott

    Crrat26Crrat262 napja
  • *tom scott in a nutshell, everyone*

    Lauren LaiLauren Lai2 napja
  • 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 napja
  • Would this also work on a "light railway" ?

    David LewisDavid Lewis3 napja
  • Why is no one talking about colored subtitles

    TerrazonTerrazon3 napja
  • Give me a drink bartender

    Mahindra DaimaryMahindra Daimary3 napja
  • 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 Rocket4 napja
  • Hah, the Hoverpub!

    AetheralMeowsticAetheralMeowstic5 napja
  • I love how in all these videos tom is clearly having a lot of fun

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

    RUFU5RUFU56 napja
  • Is it just me, or does the hovercraft look like it has been greenscreened on the grass

    Puuding MusicPuuding Music6 napja
  • The Royal Oak v the Hovercraft Pub

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

    Charlie ClappCharlie Clapp7 napja
  • Technically legal, the best kind of legal.

    The legendThe legend7 napja
  • Hungarian Tom Scott: mY hOvErCrAfT iS fUlL oF aLeS.

    Vin KieVin Kie8 napja
  • 2:25 *The catch phrase of a nerd on a wild night out.*

    TheRABIDdudeTheRABIDdude8 napja
  • Love the rays of sunlight at the start.

    Nate NewmanNate Newman8 napja
  • The uk must suck

    gage barnesgage barnes9 napja
  • this is how new laws are made up

    HibbiHibbi9 napja
  • Oh Tom, you're going to be giving people ideas now.... unfortunately, I have a feeling it'll be the WRONG people....

    MaerahnMaerahn9 napja
  • 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 napja
  • vodker and coark

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

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

    DeathbrewerDeathbrewer9 napja
  • Very uninteresting

    Paul AdamsPaul Adams10 napja
  • Stupid laws, stupid stuff. Only in the UK.

    xX_TripletAirsoft_XxxX_TripletAirsoft_Xx10 napja
  • nice

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

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

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

    YouTube-KanalYouTube-Kanal11 napja
  • breh

    AnonymousCheesePie37AnonymousCheesePie3712 napja
  • 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. Dazen12 napja
  • 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 Westhoven12 napja
  • Well we have a pub tram in Finland that stops at other bars

    ProtoCorpseProtoCorpse12 napja
  • my hovercraft is full of alcohol

    nicknick12 napja
  • real beer, real hovercraft, real contactless bank transactions, real actors.

    TopOneNameTopOneName13 napja
  • Most people: "We should follow the laws and not did for loopholes" LIbertarians:

    Goose 6.0Goose 6.013 napja
  • I just realized that the captions are coloured too

    Exequiel John B. SarmientoExequiel John B. Sarmiento13 napja
  • one might say this is jail bait

    ReaptheWhirlwindReaptheWhirlwind13 napja
  • Half pints should be outlawed

    MrEdMrEd14 napja
  • Star wars reference : police officer:sir is that legal? Tom:I will make it legal

    Indominus RexIndominus Rex14 napja
  • 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?

    2oulK1ng2oulK1ng14 napja
  • Nice video, but I wonder, at which speed do you need to move to be considered "moving"?

    TacRozalTacRozal14 napja
  • "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 napja
  • you legend:-)

    zimmerlickerzimmerlicker14 napja
  • 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 napja
  • When quarantine is over, do this at Oshkosh, but with one hovercraft for taking orders and IDing and one for delivering drinks.

    Conrad HintzConrad Hintz15 napja
  • Do you offer hovercraft beer, too in your hovercraft bar?

    soaschasoascha15 napja
  • I love that matt showed up out of nowhere

    ShaggyShaggy15 napja
  • 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 yolo15 napja

    Harry OHarry O15 napja
  • 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 napja
  • I was about to say £1.50 for a gin and tonic- hell yes!

    Liam MurtezaogluLiam Murtezaoglu15 napja
  • 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 napja
  • based af

    hydraulic hydrahydraulic hydra16 napja
  • Plastic cups what is this

    Niko BellicNiko Bellic16 napja
  • Weird flex

    Niko BellicNiko Bellic16 napja
  • What is this but a chance for tom to get pissed and ride in a hovercraft?

    Vivi BonnerVivi Bonner16 napja
  • this is the most tom scott video ive ever seen

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

    PíchassPíchass16 napja
  • "Leegullee"

    PíchassPíchass16 napja

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

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

    Elazar PimentelElazar Pimentel16 napja
  • Good to see Matt

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

    Martin HeermanceMartin Heermance16 napja

    DashKnowDashKnow16 napja
  • Flying in a hovercraft alone is just epic!

    Nathanishungry AnimationsNathanishungry Animations16 napja
  • Your hovercraft is full of ales

    Geoffroi Le HookGeoffroi Le Hook16 napja
  • 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 Watts17 napja
  • This is reminiscent of Top Gear. Incredible work!

    AlcibiadesAlcibiades17 napja
  • 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 Malry17 napja
  • Why is it always the plucky Brits doing the most innovative entertainment?

    Justin MerrittJustin Merritt17 napja
  • You got a loicense for that hovercraft bruv ?

    MonsieurSlickMonsieurSlick17 napja
  • oi you cheeky bastard, do you have a loicence for that flying rollingham, come ere you wanka

    PedozziPedozzi17 napja
  • Atleast it is

    The Unknown GamerThe Unknown Gamer17 napja
  • You legend Mr Tom Scott

    Drew PDrew P17 napja
  • .....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 napja
    • @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 Sky14 napja
    • Is a mega bus a train, plane, or hovercraft?

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

    Sean McNallySean McNally18 napja
  • Surely you can stop the hovercraft to prepare the drinks, but move when selling them?

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

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

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

    felixar90felixar9019 napja
  • Loved this. I' watching it thinking "How come Clarkson never done this?"

    Geek in the GardenGeek in the Garden19 napja
  • How do you make HUworld subtitles yellow and cyan?!

    J-sUnJ-sUn19 napja
    • It's not a YT subtitle, it's in the video

      Mr. HatMr. Hat14 napja
  • 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 napja
  • Which do you prefer? Mr Scott or Tom Beast

    Beyond 5DBeyond 5D19 napja
  • Top gear episode then! 🤯🤯

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

    Matthew FrancisMatthew Francis19 napja
  • 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 Cordo20 napja
  • You’re out of control.

    Hull_K0ganHull_K0gan20 napja
  • John Taffer is on his way to scream at you for shaking a martini

    Secie5Secie520 napja
  • 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

    Jango1989Jango198920 napja