The offending (and offensive) couple
Now I do not wish to turn this post into a outraged of Tunbridge Wells type rant but I am in full agreement with the landlord. As far as I am aware, a Publican has the authority to remove whomsoever he chooses from his premises (within the framework of the law) as, essentially, the pub is also his own home and he has a right to approve, or not, of what goes on there.
Let's face it, Soho is full of homosexual pubs where, I guess, consenting males could kiss to their heart's delight; personally, I go to a pub for a pint and a bit of rustic conversation but, hey, it takes all kinds.
The issue is, were they in breach of any law? Of course not. But then how does one guard against this type of behaviour?
Naturist beaches are places to avoid especially if you have young children with you but kissing may apparently take place anytime, anywhere.
I have a feeling that this is another 'pushing out the boundaries' exercise and, before long we will not be able to enter a pub without tripping over men kissing men - yuck!
The answer may lie in the hands of those drinkers who enjoy their ale or
G & Ts in a normal atmosphere, is it possible that they might respond in an appropriate fashion when homosexual or heterosexual kissing takes place in the Dog and Duck?
I know they would in my local!