31 July 1970

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.



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Events in the United Kingdom

Venue  Location  Date
The Conservative Club Victoria Road, Aldershot , Hampshire GU11 1JX  29/7/2016
Revolcion de Cuba, Cardiff The Friary, CF10 3FA  31/7/2016
Revolcion de Cuba, Derby 9 The Strand, Derby, DE1 1BJ  31/7/2016
Revolcion de Cuba, Leeds 64-68 Call Lane, Leeds, LS1 6DT  31/7/2016
Revolcion de Cuba, Liverpool Albert Dock, 22 Edward Pavillion, Liverpool Waterfront, L3 4AF  31/7/2016
Revolcion de Cuba, Manchester South Central, 11 Peter Street, M2 5QR  31/7/2016
Revolcion de Cuba, Milton Keynes 21 Savoy Crescent, MK9 3PU  31/7/2016
Revolcion de Cuba, Norwich 7-9 Queen Street, NR2 4TL  31/7/2016
Revolcion de Cuba, Sheffield 1 Mappin Street, S1 4DT  31/7/2016
Mahiki 1 Dover Street, London W1S 4LD  31/7/2016
Trailer Happiness Basement 177 Portobello Road, London W11 2DY  31/7/2016
The Rum Kitchen 1st Floor, Kingly Ct., London W1B 5PW  31/7/2016
The Rum Kitchen 6-8 All Saints Road, London W11 1HH  31/7/2016
The Rum Kitchen 435-437 Coldharbour Lane, London SW9 8LN  31/7/2016
The Smugglers Cove Britannia Pavillion Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AD  31/7/2016
Portside Parlour 14 Rivington Street, London EC2A #DU  31/7/2016
Court Barn Conservative Club Court Barn Lane, Lee on Solent, Hampshire, PO1 3HH  31/7/2016
Wardroom HMS Nelson Queen Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO13 9NZ  31/7/2016
Basingstoke Conservative Club The Mount, Bounty Road, Basingstoke RG213DD  31/7/2016
Clatford Arms Longstock Road, Goodworth, Clatford, Andover SP117RN  31/7/2016
GLS Association Whale Island, H.M.S. Excellent, Hampshire  31/7/2016
Gosport RNA Club Ltd 66 Fareham Road, Gosport, Hampshire PO13HH  31/7/2016
HMS Excellent Wardroom Mess Whale Island, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO2 8ER  31/7/2016
HMS Nelson Senior Rates Attention Treasurer, Trafalger Block, Queen Street, Portsmouth, PO13HH  31/7/2016
Old Farm Inn T/A Petzinns Ltd, 16 Church Road, Tottenhoe, Dunstable LU6 1RE  31/7/2016
Red Lion (C*) Little Tingewick Buckingham Road, Little Tingewick, Nr Buckingham, MK184AG  31/7/2016
Red White & Blue 150 Fawcett Road, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0DW  31/7/2016
Southampton Royal British Legion Eastgate Street, Southampton, Hants, SO14 3HB  31/7/2016
Surbiton Masonic Hall Ltd Glenmore House, 6 The Crescent, Surbiton, Surrey KT6 4BN  31/7/2016
White Swan 10 High Street, Whitechurch, Nr Aylesbury, HP22 4JT  31/7/2016
The Bunker 19 A King Street, Nottingham, Nottingham, UK NG1 2AY  31/7/2016
The Liars Lounge @ Cane & Grain 49-51 Thomas Street, Manchester, Lancashire M4 1NA 27/7/2016 – 31/7/2016
The Liars Club 19A Back Bridge Street, Manchester, Lancashire M3 2PB  27/7/2016
National Museum of the Royal Navy Portsmouth HM Naval Base (PP66), Portsmouth PO1 3NH 31/7/2016
The Cherub Higher Street, Dartmouth, Devon TQ6 9RB 31/7/2016
The Dartmouth Inn Warlands, Totnes, DEvon TQ9 5EL 31/7/2016
Chainlocker Quay Street, Falmouth, Cornwall, TQ9 7DG 31/7/2016
Dartmouth Golf  & Country Pk Blackawton, Totnes, Devon TQ9 7DG 31/7/2016
St Mawes Sailing Club The Quay, St Mawes, Cornwall TR2 5AL 31/7/2016
Pandora Inn Restronget Creek, Falmouth, Corwall TR11 5ST 31/7/2016
The Dolphin Market Street, Dartmouth, Devon TQ9 9QE 31/7/2016
Ilfracomb Yacht Club The Quay, Ilfracomb, Devon EX34 9QE 31/7/2016
The Witchball Lighthouse Road, Lizard, Cornwall TR12 7NJ 31/7/2016
Charms Bar Ebrington Street, Plymouth, Devon PL4 9AF 31/7/2016
Blue Anchor Teign Street, Teignmouth, Devon TQ14 8EG 31/7/2016
Crown & Anchor The Quay, Brixham, Devon TQ5 8AW 31/7/2016
Galleon Inn Fore Street, Fowey, Cornwall PL23 1AQ 31/7/2016
Fisherman’s Rest (Averton Gifford) Sore Street, Averton Gifford, Devon TQ7 4JL 31/7/2016
Portland Royal British Legion High Street, Portland, Dorset DT5 1JQ 31/7/2016
Two Floors – Soho 3 Kingly Street, Soho, London W1B 5PD 31/7/2016
The Coat & Badge 8 Lacy Road, Putney, London SW15 1NL 31/7/2016
The Prince of Wales 118 Alchester Road, Birmingham, B13 8EE 31/7/2016
The Lacehouse Broadway, Nottingham NG! 1PS 31/7/2016
Be At One 176 Devonshire Street, Sheffield S3 7SG 31/7/2016
The Cow 4 Chestnut Plaza, Montfichet Road, London E20 1GL 28/7/2016
Hand in Hand 6 Crooked Billet, Wimbledon Common, London SW19 4RQ 31/7/2016
Finchs 12a Finsbury Square, Moorgate, London EC2A 1AN 31/7/2016
The Chelsea Ram 32 Burnaby Street, Chelsea, London 31/7/2016
Hold Fast 50 Newton Street, Manchester M1 1NA 31/7/2016
Santa Chupitos 41 Slater Street, Liverpool L1 4BX 31/7/2016
Santa Maluco 2 Castle Street, Liverpool L2 0NA 31/7/2016
Salt Dog Slims 79 Seel Street, Liverpool L1 4BB 31/7/2016
Aloha 22 Colquitt Street, Liverpool L1 4BX 31/7/2016
The Insensible Bar 6 Wickham Street, Portsmouth 31/7/2016
Drift Bar 78 Palmerston Rd, Southsea PO5 3PT 31/7/2016
Hogarth’s 2-3 Mary Street, Swansea SA1 3LH 31/7/2016
Orange Rooms 1-2 Vernon Walk, Southampton SO15 2EJ 31/7/2016
RumBa 29 Bedford Place, Southampton SO15 2DG 31/7/2016
The Rum and Crab Shack 14 Catherine Street Exeter 31/7/2016
Brass Monkey 11 High Pavement, Nottingham NG1 1HF 31/7/2016
The Rumhouse 9 Broad Street, Nottingham NG1 3JA 31/7/2016
Cams Hall Estate Golf Club Porchester Road, PO16 8UP, Fareham 31/7/2016
Pen & Rose Bar  28/7/2016
Keko Moku  100 High Street, Manchester M4 1HP  31/7/2016
Oddest  414 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, Manchester M21 0SD  31/7/2016
Milk 8 Merchants Place, Reading, Berkshire RG1 1DT  27-30/7/2016

Events in the United States

Venue  Location  Date
Cane Rhum Bar 251 East Bay St.
Charleston, SC 29412
Tank House 1925 J St.
Sacramento, CA 95811
Pusser’s Bar and Grille 816 Highway A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 7/31/2016
Stars Restaurant 495 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403 7/31/2016
Hurricane Patty’s 69 Lewis Blvd, St Augustine, FL 32084 7/31/2016
Pusser’s Caribbean Grille 80 Compromise Street, Annapolis, MD 21401 7/31/2016
Longitude 347 14th Street, Oakland, CA 94612 7/31/2016
Smuggler’s Cove 650 Gough Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 7/31/2016
The Blind Burro 639 J St, San Diego CA 92101 7/31/2016
Santa Monica Windjammer Yacht Club 13589 Mindanao Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292 7/31/2016
Scott’s Seafood 185 Park Ave., San Jose, CA 95113 7/31/2016
Pagan Idol 375 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94104 7/30/2016
55 South 55 S 1st St., San Jose, CA 95113 7/31/2016
Shakespeare Pub 3701 India, San Diego, CA 92103 7/31/2016
Three Mark Fiasco – Southwestern Yacht Club 2710 Qualtrough St., San Diego, CA 92106 7/30/2016
Paper Planes 72 S 1st St., San Jose, CA 95223 7/31/2016
Golden Tiki 3939 Spring Mountain Road, Las Vegas, NV 89102 7/31/2016
Just Because Pease Paradise, Arapahoe, NC 28510 7/31/2016

Events in Japan

Venue Location Date
Marquee Sports Bar
6-11-5 Kandamachi
Gifu Shi Gifu Ken
Japan 500-8185
 BAROSSA Cocktailier  PORT-A-Bldg
1-12 Kinpocho
Gifu shi, GIFU 500-8847
 7/26/2016 – 7/31/2016
Bar Mojo

Yokohama, Nakaku, Isezakicho 1-5-2F, Kanagawa 2310047


Events in Australia

Venue Location Date
Hula Bula Bar

12 Victoria Ave, Perth WA 6000

Mad Dogs Jungle Bar 16 Milligan Street, Perth WA 6000 29-30/7/2016
399 Bar 399 William Street, Perth WA 6000 29-31/7/2016
Mechanics Institute 222 William Street, Northbridge WA 6000 29-31/7/2016
HMS Ganges Association 28 St. Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000 3/8/2016
Restaurant Hubert 15 Bligh St., Sydney NSW 2000 3/8/2016
The Rum Diary Bar 334 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, Victoria 3062 3/8/2016

Events in Canada

Venue Location Date

Halifax Harbour, Halifax, N.S. B3L 3T4


Events in South Africa

Venue Location Date
The Landmark Bryanston Shopping Centre, Cnr William Nichol and Ballyclare Str, Johannesburg, Gauteng 2000



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Rum was first introduced into the Royal Navy shortly after the Invasion of Jamaica in 1655


The daily tot became codified in 1731


In 1740, Admiral Vernon ordered the daily rum ration to be mixed with water. The mixture was dubbed “Grog” after Vernon’s nickname “Old Grogram”


The exact rum blend was codified by the Admiralty in 1810


In 1823, the daily rum ration was cut in half, and in 1850 it was halved again


On 31 July 1970, the daily rum ration was abolished



  • 2 oz Pusser’s Rum
  • 2 oz Water
  • 1 Teaspoon unrefined dark cane sugar
  • A few dashes of Angostura Bitters
  • ½ lime squeezed into the glass, and another ½ to garnish.

Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice. Stir until ice has diluted to half. Strain into a rocks glass over ice.


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