Having barmaided quite a lot in my time I know that Snakebite was frowned upon – I was given the impression that this was because the landlord didn’t like the idea of one glass potentially ‘cross contaminating’ 2 pumps. On reflection, this sounds highly unlikely. And what about drinks like Light and bitter? Or bitter and Mackesons (does this sound plausible? I remember serving something and Mackie’s to an old fella in the country pub where I used to work)? And for us young glamorous folk – what about cocktails?

PS And as for asking Pete if this is true – how long have you known him?!