Friday, February 24, 2006
No Fags Allowed at the Rovers Return
SMOKING is to be banned at Britain’s most famous boozer — the Rovers Return.
The Coronation Street pub will be completely smoke-free by next summer, in line with the public ban voted for by MPs.
TV writers have been focusing on the smoking issue since MPs voted last week. And viewers can expect fireworks from regular puffers like Janice and Les Battersby, Deirdre Barlow and Liz McDonald.
A source said: “As soon as the Bill was passed we started thinking ahead.
“So many of the characters are chain-smokers the show couldn’t get by without making any mention of the ban.
“The Rovers will never be the same again — the fug of cigarette smoking is almost as much a part of the pub as the name itself. There will definitely be some high jinx with characters trying to find their own way round the ban.”
Smoking will be illegal in ALL indoor public areas within 18 months.
TV bosses are rumoured to be providing an outdoor smoking area at the pub.
A Corrie spokesman said: “The Rovers will live within the same laws as every other pub in the land. It will be quite a talking point at the bar.”
Source: The Sun
Now over to you lot… To smoke in pubs? Or not to smoke?
Posted by The Mistress at 5:37 AM