2PM — 1.30AM | FREE ENTRY ALL DAY & NIGHT
Black Tot Rum & BBQ All-Dayer feat Reggae Thursdays DJs + Ad Hoc Records DJs
Ahoy there salty sea dogs and landlubbers alike!
Oddest and Pusser's Rum are bringing a full day of boozy sunbathing with barbecued meat & veggie treats, loads of rum and sublime tunes by Reggae Thursdays DJ crew + Ad Hoc DJs – what’s not to love!
Hop on to Oddest’s sun-trap terrace where we’ll be celebrating Black Tot Day – the history of the naval tot – with:
★ Sumptuous smoky meat and veggie delights on our outdoor barbie from 2pm
★ Reggae Thursdays resident DJs Mudsy aka Shortie Ranks (King Cosmic Sound), Sir Robin Longshot, Miss Chop & Martin Lamb (Mind On Fire) will be slinging the absolute best gems of early Reggae, Ska and Rocksteady from 3pm
★ To get into the sailor mood tank yourself up with Pusser’s rum cocktails – we’ll be shaking up them beauties all weekend!
★ Ad Hoc DJs will be following up from 8pm with a selection of the finest RnB, Soul, Funk, House and everything in between, to keep you swaying till 1.30am.
So what exactly is Black Tot Day?
Black Tot Day memorialises the day on which the Royal Navy discontinued its daily rum ration, known as the daily tot. “Round the world” in every ship of the Royal Navy, glasses were raised in their final salute, and it’s no exaggeration to say that at that moment, many a strong man shed a tear at the passing of a tradition so old and fine that was to be no more.
The final day of the rum ration was 31st July 1970, which is annually celebrated all over the world. Oddest & Pusser’s Rum will be marking the occasion on Saturday 29th July with a huge boozy knees-up! Bring your sea legs.