Mr Roberts is enforcing Rule 21 of the British Legion’s rules of misconduct
We’ve all been there, ‘down the pub’ on a Saturday night when some foul-mouthed yobs start acting up and the air becomes thick with their obscenities. Well one pub landlord in the small Valley’s mining town of Maesteg has taken it upon himself to outlaw one of our nation’s favourite pastimes.
Dave Roberts, of the Maesteg Royal British Legion Club, has instituted a strict ‘no swearing’ policy and even pinned up his new anti-swearing mantra on the pub’s noticeboard.
Mr Roberts said, “We wouldn’t have complaints from anyone outside the club about swearing, more often than not it would be complaints from older members within the club.”
And has it had an effect? Mr Roberts’ reply was somewhat sceptical, “Yeah, they swear a bit quieter now.”