My Unlicensed Hovercraft Bar Is Technically Legal

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 jonty
Thanks to: Rob Hiseman
Editor: Michelle Martin mrsmmartin
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 Rock15 päivää sitten
    • @Yudi Merber about 60moh

      Axceler-8 Hovercraft CentreAxceler-8 Hovercraft Centre21 päivä sitten
    • @joana oliveirasorry your names wrong , it's karen oliveira

      cultus gticultus gti23 päivää sitten
    • @Jeroy Lenkins Come on. Do you really want his hovercraft to be full of eels?

      Cody NemoCody Nemo23 päivää sitten
    • A pity you didn't think to serve it with eels.

      Jeroy LenkinsJeroy Lenkins24 päivää sitten
  • Is it just me, or does the hovercraft look like it has been greenscreened on the grass

    Puuding MusicPuuding Music4 tuntia sitten
  • The Royal Oak v the Hovercraft Pub

    IRAIRA9 tuntia sitten
  • Make sure not to do this too much - you might get bartender's elbow

    Charlie ClappCharlie Clapp20 tuntia sitten
  • Technically legal, the best kind of legal.

    The legendThe legend21 tunti sitten
  • Hungarian Tom Scott: mY hOvErCrAfT iS fUlL oF aLeS.

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

    TheRABIDdudeTheRABIDdudePäivä sitten
  • Love the rays of sunlight at the start.

    Nate NewmanNate Newman2 päivää sitten
  • The uk must suck

    gage barnesgage barnes2 päivää sitten
  • this is how new laws are made up

    HibbiHibbi2 päivää sitten
  • Oh Tom, you're going to be giving people ideas now.... unfortunately, I have a feeling it'll be the WRONG people....

    MaerahnMaerahn2 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"

    DᴀʀᴋYᴜᴀɴDᴀʀᴋYᴜᴀɴ3 päivää sitten
  • vodker and coark

    Sound RoshiSound Roshi3 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!

    vannustubevannustube3 päivää sitten
  • Oi, you got a loicense for that? ;)

    DeathbrewerDeathbrewer3 päivää sitten
  • Very uninteresting

    Paul AdamsPaul Adams3 päivää sitten
  • Stupid laws, stupid stuff. Only in the UK.

    xX_TripletAirsoft_XxxX_TripletAirsoft_Xx4 päivää sitten
  • nice

    nicenice4 päivää sitten
  • Hi I’m Derrick Baum say hello to new kitchen gun 1:27

    Joe but With glassesJoe but With glasses5 päivää sitten
  • it's not like the 'rona is a thing is it

    Lavagreat The greatLavagreat The great5 päivää sitten
  • One of those videos I have to laugh but just looking at Tom's face.

    YouTube-KanalYouTube-Kanal5 päivää sitten
  • I think a van travelling at 1mph would be a lot more practical.

    noxxi knoxnoxxi knox5 päivää sitten
  • breh

    AnonymousCheesePie37AnonymousCheesePie375 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. Dazen5 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 Westhoven5 päivää sitten
  • Well we have a pub tram in Finland that stops at other bars

    ProtoCorpseProtoCorpse6 päivää sitten
  • my hovercraft is full of alcohol

    nicknick6 päivää sitten
  • real beer, real hovercraft, real contactless bank transactions, real actors.

    TopOneNameTopOneName6 päivää sitten
  • Most people: "We should follow the laws and not did for loopholes" LIbertarians:

    Goose 6.0Goose 6.06 päivää sitten
  • I just realized that the captions are coloured too

    Exequiel John B. SarmientoExequiel John B. Sarmiento6 päivää sitten
  • one might say this is jail bait

    ReaptheWhirlwindReaptheWhirlwind7 päivää sitten
  • Half pints should be outlawed

    MrEdMrEd7 päivää sitten
  • Star wars reference : police officer:sir is that legal? Tom:I will make it legal

    Indominus RexIndominus Rex7 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?

    2oulK1ng2oulK1ng8 päivää sitten
  • Nice video, but I wonder, at which speed do you need to move to be considered "moving"?

    TacRozalTacRozal8 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"

    ZeldaTheSwordsmanZeldaTheSwordsman8 päivää sitten
  • you legend:-)

    zimmerlickerzimmerlicker8 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.

    usernameusername8 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 Hintz8 päivää sitten
  • Do you offer hovercraft beer, too in your hovercraft bar?

    soaschasoascha8 päivää sitten
  • I love that matt showed up out of nowhere

    ShaggyShaggy8 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 yolo8 päivää sitten

    Harry OHarry O9 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 Man9 päivää sitten
  • I was about to say £1.50 for a gin and tonic- hell yes!

    Liam MurtezaogluLiam Murtezaoglu9 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 Bramley9 päivää sitten
  • based af

    hydraulic hydrahydraulic hydra9 päivää sitten
  • Plastic cups what is this

    Niko BellicNiko Bellic10 päivää sitten
  • Weird flex

    Niko BellicNiko Bellic10 päivää sitten
  • What is this but a chance for tom to get pissed and ride in a hovercraft?

    Vivi BonnerVivi Bonner10 päivää sitten
  • this is the most tom scott video ive ever seen

    AtlasAtlas10 päivää sitten
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    The BackyardersThe Backyarders10 päivää sitten
  • 4:22 last time I saw him was in the two cymbals and a drum vid

    PíchassPíchass10 päivää sitten
  • "Leegullee"

    PíchassPíchass10 päivää sitten

    Scarce SpoonScarce Spoon10 päivää sitten
  • Well, you *did* fly a kit in a public place.

    ÆÆ10 päivää sitten
  • You are absolutely bunkers, mate. I love it.

    Elazar PimentelElazar Pimentel10 päivää sitten
  • Good to see Matt

    don't binkdon't bink10 päivää sitten
  • This is gloriously silly, and made me smile.

    Martin HeermanceMartin Heermance10 päivää sitten

    DashKnowDashKnow10 päivää sitten
  • Flying in a hovercraft alone is just epic!

    Nathanishungry AnimationsNathanishungry Animations10 päivää sitten
  • Your hovercraft is full of ales

    Geoffroi Le HookGeoffroi Le Hook10 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 Watts10 päivää sitten
  • This is reminiscent of Top Gear. Incredible work!

    AlcibiadesAlcibiades10 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 Malry10 päivää sitten
  • Why is it always the plucky Brits doing the most innovative entertainment?

    Justin MerrittJustin Merritt10 päivää sitten
  • You got a loicense for that hovercraft bruv ?

    MonsieurSlickMonsieurSlick10 päivää sitten
  • oi you cheeky bastard, do you have a loicence for that flying rollingham, come ere you wanka

    PedozziPedozzi10 päivää sitten
  • Atleast it is

    The Unknown GamerThe Unknown Gamer11 päivää sitten
  • You legend Mr Tom Scott

    Drew PDrew P11 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 Sky11 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 Sky7 päivää sitten
    • Is a mega bus a train, plane, or hovercraft?

      Mr. HatMr. Hat8 päivää sitten
  • 4:01 Tom uses an iPhone SE in a Casemate Tough Case? Same here!!

    Sean McNallySean McNally11 päivää sitten
  • Surely you can stop the hovercraft to prepare the drinks, but move when selling them?

    Robert WagesRobert Wages12 päivää sitten
  • Im waiting for a "technically legal" series

    panzerschweinpanzerschwein12 päivää sitten
  • Hmmm, did you check the off sales section, might be illegal to sell an open pint...

    Dougal TolanDougal Tolan12 päivää sitten
  • Judas Priest : *NOT* breaking the law, *NOT* breaking the law.

    felixar90felixar9012 päivää sitten
  • Loved this. I' watching it thinking "How come Clarkson never done this?"

    Geek in the GardenGeek in the Garden12 päivää sitten
  • How do you make FIstart subtitles yellow and cyan?!

    J-sUnJ-sUn12 päivää sitten
    • It's not a YT subtitle, it's in the video

      Mr. HatMr. Hat8 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?

    Sh4dySh4dy13 päivää sitten
  • Which do you prefer? Mr Scott or Tom Beast

    Beyond 5DBeyond 5D13 päivää sitten
  • Top gear episode then! 🤯🤯

    Hanniffy DinnHanniffy Dinn13 päivää sitten
  • love that you put a sparkler on the beer

    Matthew FrancisMatthew Francis13 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 Cordo13 päivää sitten
  • You’re out of control.

    Hull_K0ganHull_K0gan13 päivää sitten
  • John Taffer is on his way to scream at you for shaking a martini

    Secie5Secie513 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

    Jango1989Jango198913 päivää sitten
  • I never thought I'd want to be a hoverbartender...until now

    treespunktreespunk14 päivää sitten
  • I want to serve alcohol from a hovercraft someday, that bucket list keeps growing

    Jarrett FayerJarrett Fayer14 päivää sitten
  • Now these "If you can do this, you're legally a master" ads make a lot more sense

    FixheroFixhero14 päivää sitten
  • ehh... 3/10 - Hovercraft don't have enough eels.

    KvaGramKvaGram14 päivää sitten
  • Vodka and coke?

    EssenceOf RotEssenceOf Rot14 päivää sitten
  • about that foam that's how we drink it in czechia

    ondrafz pooondrafz poo15 päivää sitten
  • This is so stupid I love it

    MiepMiep15 päivää sitten
  • "Oi mate, you..." VRRRRRRRRR!

    heirihunzikerheirihunziker15 päivää sitten
  • Now THIS is podracing

    Benjamin DivnerBenjamin Divner15 päivää sitten
  • This is totally awesome

    mushenjimushenji15 päivää sitten
  • 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. Struck15 päivää sitten
  • How come you don`t need a license for a train, but you do for a bus?

    Tanya PavlovaTanya Pavlova15 päivää sitten
    • Because trains travel across the country, busses usually don't.

      Mr. HatMr. Hat8 päivää sitten
  • This definitely deserves a like

    Zacharie NelsenZacharie Nelsen16 päivää sitten

    funnywarefunnyware16 päivää sitten