|Each year we aim to
run about four Pub Tours, each tour
comprising four or five pubs. Where possible, we arrange
a tour with all pubs being within walking distance of
each other. Drinking beer between dances is usual, though
By tradition, our
first tour of the year is organised by the Bristol Rapper
captain, Grant Glanville, and includes
pubs on St Michael's Hill, central Bristol. For those
that don't know it, it's quite steep. Although the actual
pubs visited changes slightly from year to year, the tour
always goes in a downhill direction!
The remaining tours are organised by
other Bristol Rapper members, on a rough rota basis.
These tours will either be in one of the central
districts of Bristol, or in rural areas, near the city.
Apart from the need to gain the
landlord's permission, a rapper tour-pub needs a clear
floor area (minimum, about three paces square), which
needs to be suitable for stepping. A suspended wooden
floor is ideal. Time was when most pubs had at least one
bar with such a floor, but sadly this is no longer the
case. The following table can be taken as rough guide to