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    I think we are all aware that pub clocks are always 5 to 10 minute fast, presumably to get the "Last orders" over before GMT closing time

    However this lunchtime, nursing my pint of HSB, I was told it was "law", not just custom for pub clocks to be ahead of GMT

    Any one know if this is true, or just b00ll0x?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farway View Post
    I think we are all aware that pub clocks are always 5 to 10 minute fast, presumably to get the "Last orders" over before GMT closing time

    However this lunchtime, nursing my pint of HSB, I was told it was "law", not just custom for pub clocks to be ahead of GMT

    Any one know if this is true, or just b00ll0x?

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    There is no such "criminal offence" as pub clock being incorrect.

    If there's a law, there has to be a criminal offence to charge someone with.
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    the clock on the balmoral ( used to be the north british) hotel edinburgh traditionally runs fast to help you catch your train at waverley station below
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    Quote Originally Posted by Farway View Post
    I think we are all aware that pub clocks are always 5 to 10 minute fast, presumably to get the "Last orders" over before GMT closing time

    However this lunchtime, nursing my pint of HSB, I was told it was "law", not just custom for pub clocks to be ahead of GMT

    Any one know if this is true, or just b00ll0x?

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    I have just reported H Samuels for not having the same time on all 1623 watches that they had in the shop.
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    Back in the mists of time I seem to remember hearing of a case where a landlord was being prosecuted for serving after time. The defence was that the pub clock was running slow, which was chucked out obviously as it would probably have needed to be running a lot slow! Perhaps this tale is connected to that, as these things expand with the telling?

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    When i had my pub i got done for having a bald tyre round the dart board.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossste View Post
    When i had my pub i got done for having a bald tyre round the dart board.
    And I bet it had a puncture.
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    The clock in my local is only correct twice a day.

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    The St Stephen's Tavern has a massive clock and it's always spot on. Maybe they should draw the curtains and install sound proofing to comply with 'the law'
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