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BRITAIN’S ‘strictest’ landlord has banned punters from using their phones and even hanging up their COATS.

Kevin Moran, 82, who runs The Nag’s Head in west London says he doesn’t care ifboneheadsdon’t like his rules.

Kevin Moran, 82, who runs The Nag’s Head in west London says he doesn't care if 'boneheads' don't like his rules

Kevin Moran, 82, who runs The Nag’s Head in west London says he doesn’t care if ‘boneheadsdon’t like his rulesクレジット: イアン・ウィテカー – News Group Newspapers Ltd
Kevin bans drinkers from from using phones, draping their coats over their chairs, swearing and even turning up drunk

Kevin bans drinkers from from using phones, draping their coats over their chairs, swearing and even turning up drunkクレジット: イアン・ウィテカー – News Group Newspapers Ltd

The former squaddie has a simple message for punters “気に入らない場合, don’t come here”.

Drinkers are banned from using phones, draping their coats over their chairs, swearing and even turning up drunk.

If pub goers break the rules, which are written on signs in the boozer and even out the front, they are given a warning and then finally kicked out.

Former Scots Guard Kevin said it bothers him that customers speak to people over the phone whohaven’t bothered to turn uprather than those they are there with.

彼は太陽に言った: “I was a miner in Durham aged 14 and we used to to to pubs and working men’s clubs where you weren’t interrupted by people on phones.

He adds that phones could be aninvasion of privacyfor his customers, especially if pictures are taken.

There are exceptions, with tourists usually allowed to take photos if they ask, but it’s up to Kevin if he lets them.

I make the rules and I don’t have to give you a reason. It’s my rules and my pub”, 彼は言った.

He also insists customers hang their jackets on the pegs provided inevery cornerof the room so that the small pub is kept tidy and so they don’t take up seats unnecessarily.

For Kevin, all the rules come back to one thing: “discipline

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Learned from his Army days, stationed in Germany and Scandinavia during the Cold War, he finds discipline lacking from many modern punters.

彼は言った: “Coming in drunk I think is ridiculousdiscipline is worse today than when I went into the pub game 50 years ago.

Another reason is carrying on the tradition of thereal English pub” なぜなら, having travelled the world, he knows thatyou don’t get them anywhere else”.

He loves the fact that The Nag’s Head isstill a pub”, in contrast to its chain-owned competitors.

The publican said: “It’s about independence. I think I’ve done well to achieve that in central London.

You go to Manchester, ニューカッスル, Birmingham and the pubs are all big company owned so you get the same thingthere’s nobody who tells you that you’re a bit ugly or that you’re a handsome sod.

I make the rules and I don’t have to give you a reason. It’s my rules and my pub

Kevin Moran

“彼ら [city pubs] are all controlled by the big breweries and if you walk into one, you’ve more or less walked into them all.

His main focus is keeping up a sense of community, centred on a proper local , which he thinks is dying out in big cities.

The pub runs a jazz night once month, with free entry, and the sunken bar features 150 year-old taps and a range of military memorabilia.

Kevin said the pub, which he will have owned for 40 years in November, です “a bit of old schooland insists thatI make the rules”.

しかしながら, he insists he is not all rules and regulationseven letting one sozzled punter sleep off his booze session in one of the rooms above the pub.

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TripAdvisor reviews are split over Kevin’s approach.

Some love the independent pub’s old-school feel and unique style, while others find Kevin “失礼な” and complain about overpriced beer.

To those who think £6 a pint is too much, he is as direct as ever: “It’s expensive in Belgravia. Ask me how much the rent is.

Kevin acknowledges that his pub is “違う” but believes that’s exactly what makes it special in the age of the chain pub.

This even comes down to things like the food.

The Nag’s Head only offer sandwiches, with a variety of fillings and Kevin is baffled by gastropubs.

I don’t understand it, why does anyone go to a pub for fish and chips?”, 彼は言う.

If you want fish and chips you need to go to a good chip shop, there’s one or two of those in London.

He says that people don’t like butif they don’t like that, why be dictated to by big companies?”.

で 82 と 50 years in the pub game, he’s sure things won’t be changing anytime soon.

He finishes the interview to open the pub up, with an approving laugh at the idea that the soundtrack to his life should be Frank Sinatra’s ‘My Way’.

Kevin Moran has been running the The Nag's Head in Belgravia for 40 年

Kevin Moran has been running the The Nag’s Head in Belgravia for 40 年クレジット: イアン・ウィテカー – News Group Newspapers Ltd