Tantalizer 494: Moaning at the bar
4 January 2017
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From New Scientist #1045, 31st March 1977 [link]
Burpwater’s Best is not the greatest of beers and is to be had only in the five pubs owned by the brewery. The customers are so rude about it that the landlord keeps putting in for transfers. Until four years ago these requests were always refused but there was then a change of policy, resulting in complete annual reshuffles. Now, after four such upheavals, each landlord has had a disgruntled go at running four of the pubs and it at present ensconced in the fifth.
Patrick’s first move was from the Duck to the Anchor and his next to the Cormorant. This second shuffle took Quentin to the Eagle and Roger to the pub previously run by Tony. At the third move Tony handed the Bull over to Roger, who took over from Simon at the following move.
Where is each gloomy publican to be found now?