With their trade-mark enthusiasm and facial hair, Si King and Dave Myers are back to reveal the history behind the pubs of Britain.
British pubs have played host to crusaders and pirates, pop stars and trades unionists across the centuries and will now host two more infamous fellows – The Hairy Bikers.
Join David Myers and Si King as they tour around Britain’s most notable and notorious pubs, telling an alternative history of Britain and sampling the best and most unusual drinks and food the regions have to offer.
Si and Dave's historic pub tour takes them to Glasgow, where they explore the city's shipbuilding history. Meeting former shipyard workers, they discover what pub life was like when the yard's whistles blew. Si tries his hand at welding in a shipyard. And the Bikers celebrate the city's illustrio...
In London's East End, the Hairy Bikers learn about the criminal enterprises of the Kray twins, notorious mobsters of the 1950s and '60s. Si takes a ride with an old Kray associate, and Dave learns to fight like the Krays at their former boxing club.
As an old starting point for voyages of discovery, Bristol offers the bikers fascinating stories about its seafaring past, from an inn with a hole in the wall to spy on press gangs to a landlord who was an ardent abolitionist. Dave also samples some cider, the West Country's most famous export.
Si and Dave's historic pub tour takes them to London, where they discover inns that witnessed the Great Fire and pubs that watered the workers during the massive 50-year rebuild of the city. The Hairy Bikers start at a pub on the banks of the Thames where Samuel Pepys watched the fire sweep throu...