My Unlicensed Hovercraft Bar Is Technically Legal

26 Okt 2020
889 664 Ditonton

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 ScottBulan Yang lalu
    • You should colab with CGP Grey

      Hope RockHope Rock13 hari yang lalu
    • @Yudi Merber about 60moh

      Axceler-8 Hovercraft CentreAxceler-8 Hovercraft Centre19 hari yang lalu
    • @joana oliveirasorry your names wrong , it's karen oliveira

      cultus gticultus gti21 hari yang lalu
    • @Jeroy Lenkins Come on. Do you really want his hovercraft to be full of eels?

      Cody NemoCody Nemo21 hari yang lalu
    • A pity you didn't think to serve it with eels.

      Jeroy LenkinsJeroy Lenkins22 hari yang lalu
  • Love the rays of sunlight at the start.

    Nate NewmanNate Newman15 jam yang lalu
  • The uk must suck

    gage barnesgage barnes19 jam yang lalu
  • this is how new laws are made up

    HibbiHibbi21 jam yang lalu
  • Oh Tom, you're going to be giving people ideas now.... unfortunately, I have a feeling it'll be the WRONG people....

    MaerahnMaerahn22 jam yang lalu
  • 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"

    DᴀʀᴋYᴜᴀɴDᴀʀᴋYᴜᴀɴHari Yang lalu
  • vodker and coark

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

    vannustubevannustubeHari Yang lalu
  • Oi, you got a loicense for that? ;)

    DeathbrewerDeathbrewerHari Yang lalu
  • Very uninteresting

    Paul AdamsPaul AdamsHari Yang lalu
  • Stupid laws, stupid stuff. Only in the UK.

    xX_TripletAirsoft_XxxX_TripletAirsoft_Xx2 hari yang lalu
  • nice

    nicenice2 hari yang lalu
  • Hi I’m Derrick Baum say hello to new kitchen gun 1:27

    Joe but With glassesJoe but With glasses3 hari yang lalu
  • it's not like the 'rona is a thing is it

    Lavagreat The greatLavagreat The great3 hari yang lalu
  • One of those videos I have to laugh but just looking at Tom's face.

    YouTube-KanalYouTube-Kanal3 hari yang lalu
  • I think a van travelling at 1mph would be a lot more practical.

    noxxi knoxnoxxi knox3 hari yang lalu
  • breh

    AnonymousCheesePie37AnonymousCheesePie373 hari yang lalu
  • 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. Dazen3 hari yang lalu
  • 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 Westhoven3 hari yang lalu
  • Well we have a pub tram in Finland that stops at other bars

    ProtoCorpseProtoCorpse4 hari yang lalu
  • my hovercraft is full of alcohol

    nicknick4 hari yang lalu
  • real beer, real hovercraft, real contactless bank transactions, real actors.

    TopOneNameTopOneName4 hari yang lalu
  • Most people: "We should follow the laws and not did for loopholes" LIbertarians:

    Goose 6.0Goose 6.04 hari yang lalu
  • I just realized that the captions are coloured too

    Exequiel John B. SarmientoExequiel John B. Sarmiento5 hari yang lalu
  • one might say this is jail bait

    ReaptheWhirlwindReaptheWhirlwind5 hari yang lalu
  • Half pints should be outlawed

    MrEdMrEd5 hari yang lalu
  • Star wars reference : police officer:sir is that legal? Tom:I will make it legal

    Indominus RexIndominus Rex6 hari yang lalu
  • 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?

    2oulK1ng2oulK1ng6 hari yang lalu
  • Nice video, but I wonder, at which speed do you need to move to be considered "moving"?

    TacRozalTacRozal6 hari yang lalu
  • "There is nothing in law preventing a railway company from operating a bar in one of its trains whenever that train is in motion"

    ZeldaTheSwordsmanZeldaTheSwordsman6 hari yang lalu
  • you legend:-)

    zimmerlickerzimmerlicker6 hari yang lalu
  • 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.

    usernameusername6 hari yang lalu
  • When quarantine is over, do this at Oshkosh, but with one hovercraft for taking orders and IDing and one for delivering drinks.

    Conrad HintzConrad Hintz6 hari yang lalu
  • Do you offer hovercraft beer, too in your hovercraft bar?

    soaschasoascha6 hari yang lalu
  • I love that matt showed up out of nowhere

    ShaggyShaggy6 hari yang lalu
  • 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 yolo7 hari yang lalu

    Harry OHarry O7 hari yang lalu
  • 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 Man7 hari yang lalu
  • I was about to say £1.50 for a gin and tonic- hell yes!

    Liam MurtezaogluLiam Murtezaoglu7 hari yang lalu
  • 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 Bramley7 hari yang lalu
  • based af

    hydraulic hydrahydraulic hydra7 hari yang lalu
  • Plastic cups what is this

    Niko BellicNiko Bellic8 hari yang lalu
  • Weird flex

    Niko BellicNiko Bellic8 hari yang lalu
  • What is this but a chance for tom to get pissed and ride in a hovercraft?

    Vivi BonnerVivi Bonner8 hari yang lalu
  • this is the most tom scott video ive ever seen

    AtlasAtlas8 hari yang lalu
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    The BackyardersThe Backyarders8 hari yang lalu
  • 4:22 last time I saw him was in the two cymbals and a drum vid

    PíchassPíchass8 hari yang lalu
  • "Leegullee"

    PíchassPíchass8 hari yang lalu

    Scarce SpoonScarce Spoon8 hari yang lalu
  • Well, you *did* fly a kit in a public place.

    ÆÆ8 hari yang lalu
  • You are absolutely bunkers, mate. I love it.

    Elazar PimentelElazar Pimentel8 hari yang lalu
  • Good to see Matt

    don't binkdon't bink8 hari yang lalu
  • This is gloriously silly, and made me smile.

    Martin HeermanceMartin Heermance8 hari yang lalu

    DashKnowDashKnow8 hari yang lalu
  • Flying in a hovercraft alone is just epic!

    Nathanishungry AnimationsNathanishungry Animations8 hari yang lalu
  • Your hovercraft is full of ales

    Geoffroi Le HookGeoffroi Le Hook8 hari yang lalu
  • 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 Watts8 hari yang lalu
  • This is reminiscent of Top Gear. Incredible work!

    AlcibiadesAlcibiades8 hari yang lalu
  • 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 Malry8 hari yang lalu
  • Why is it always the plucky Brits doing the most innovative entertainment?

    Justin MerrittJustin Merritt8 hari yang lalu
  • You got a loicense for that hovercraft bruv ?

    MonsieurSlickMonsieurSlick8 hari yang lalu
  • oi you cheeky bastard, do you have a loicence for that flying rollingham, come ere you wanka

    PedozziPedozzi9 hari yang lalu
  • Atleast it is

    The Unknown GamerThe Unknown Gamer9 hari yang lalu
  • You legend Mr Tom Scott

    Drew PDrew P9 hari yang lalu
  • .....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 Sky9 hari yang lalu
    • @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 Sky5 hari yang lalu
    • Is a mega bus a train, plane, or hovercraft?

      Mr. HatMr. Hat6 hari yang lalu
  • 4:01 Tom uses an iPhone SE in a Casemate Tough Case? Same here!!

    Sean McNallySean McNally10 hari yang lalu
  • Surely you can stop the hovercraft to prepare the drinks, but move when selling them?

    Robert WagesRobert Wages10 hari yang lalu
  • Im waiting for a "technically legal" series

    panzerschweinpanzerschwein10 hari yang lalu
  • Hmmm, did you check the off sales section, might be illegal to sell an open pint...

    Dougal TolanDougal Tolan10 hari yang lalu
  • Judas Priest : *NOT* breaking the law, *NOT* breaking the law.

    felixar90felixar9010 hari yang lalu
  • Loved this. I' watching it thinking "How come Clarkson never done this?"

    Geek in the GardenGeek in the Garden10 hari yang lalu
  • How do you make IDworlds subtitles yellow and cyan?!

    J-sUnJ-sUn10 hari yang lalu
    • It's not a YT subtitle, it's in the video

      Mr. HatMr. Hat6 hari yang lalu
  • 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?

    Sh4dySh4dy11 hari yang lalu
  • Which do you prefer? Mr Scott or Tom Beast

    Beyond 5DBeyond 5D11 hari yang lalu
  • Top gear episode then! 🤯🤯

    Hanniffy DinnHanniffy Dinn11 hari yang lalu
  • love that you put a sparkler on the beer

    Matthew FrancisMatthew Francis11 hari yang lalu
  • 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 Cordo11 hari yang lalu
  • You’re out of control.

    Hull_K0ganHull_K0gan11 hari yang lalu
  • John Taffer is on his way to scream at you for shaking a martini

    Secie5Secie511 hari yang lalu
  • 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

    Jango1989Jango198911 hari yang lalu
  • I never thought I'd want to be a hoverbartender...until now

    treespunktreespunk12 hari yang lalu
  • I want to serve alcohol from a hovercraft someday, that bucket list keeps growing

    Jarrett FayerJarrett Fayer12 hari yang lalu
  • Now these "If you can do this, you're legally a master" ads make a lot more sense

    FixheroFixhero12 hari yang lalu
  • ehh... 3/10 - Hovercraft don't have enough eels.

    KvaGramKvaGram12 hari yang lalu
  • Vodka and coke?

    EssenceOf RotEssenceOf Rot12 hari yang lalu
  • about that foam that's how we drink it in czechia

    ondrafz pooondrafz poo13 hari yang lalu
  • This is so stupid I love it

    MiepMiep13 hari yang lalu
  • "Oi mate, you..." VRRRRRRRRR!

    heirihunzikerheirihunziker13 hari yang lalu
  • Now THIS is podracing

    Benjamin DivnerBenjamin Divner13 hari yang lalu
  • This is totally awesome

    mushenjimushenji13 hari yang lalu
  • 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. Struck13 hari yang lalu
  • How come you don`t need a license for a train, but you do for a bus?

    Tanya PavlovaTanya Pavlova14 hari yang lalu
    • Because trains travel across the country, busses usually don't.

      Mr. HatMr. Hat6 hari yang lalu
  • This definitely deserves a like

    Zacharie NelsenZacharie Nelsen14 hari yang lalu

    funnywarefunnyware14 hari yang lalu
  • Who tosses a free beer?

    DemonantisDemonantis14 hari yang lalu
  • When a policeman pulls you over... and ask for a beer.

    Phos4usPhos4us14 hari yang lalu
  • Shouldn’t the customers have been on the hovercraft as well?

    Jabber 1974Jabber 197414 hari yang lalu
  • Wow... This law exists simply so make sure, people can get plastered, while travelling.

    Salem SaberhagenSalem Saberhagen14 hari yang lalu
  • Idk why, but your videos thumbnail doesn't appear on fb

    Kristy ThiessenKristy Thiessen14 hari yang lalu
  • Madlad hours who up

    Fuck GoogleFuck Google14 hari yang lalu