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Britain Now Has An "iPub" Where You Can Serve Yourself

This is amazing, unless of course you like the whole human interaction thing.

Posted on October 15, 2014, at 7:06 a.m. ET

Here is Mark Lingwood, landlord of the Westbourne pub in Swansea.

He's just added a £20,000 innovation. The Westbourne is, apparently, Britain's first iPub. What happens is this: There are a bunch of iPads fixed to the tables. Drinkers buy a special card which they place on the iPad sensor, and then...and THEN...
Wales News Service

He's just added a £20,000 innovation. The Westbourne is, apparently, Britain's first iPub. What happens is this: There are a bunch of iPads fixed to the tables. Drinkers buy a special card which they place on the iPad sensor, and then...and THEN...

....THEY POUR THEIR OWN PINTS.

That's right. There are pumps on three of the tables. Which means no more queues, no more trying to squeeze past people while desperately trying to hold four pints at once – although, as some people have pointed out, it also seems kind of wrong.
Wales News Service

That's right. There are pumps on three of the tables. Which means no more queues, no more trying to squeeze past people while desperately trying to hold four pints at once – although, as some people have pointed out, it also seems kind of wrong.

It really depends what kind of drinker you are.

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