BLACK TOT DAY
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
Raol’s (Oxford) 32 Walton Street Jerico Oxford OX2 6AA 31/7/2017
 Smuggler’s Cove Britannia Pavillion, Albert Dock, L3 4AD  31/7/2017
The Cherub 13 Higher Street, Dartmouth, Devon TQ6 9RB 31/7/2017
The Dartmouth Inn 28 Warlands, Totnes, DEvon TQ9 5EL 31/7/2017
Chainlocker Quay Street, Falmouth, Cornwall, TQ9 7DG 31/7/2017
Dartmouth Golf  & Country Pk Blackawton, Totnes, Devon TQ9 7DG 31/7/2017
Crown & Anchor The Quay, St Mawes, Cornwall TR2 5AL 31/7/2017
Pandora Inn Restronget Creek, Falmouth, Corwall TR11 5ST 31/7/2017
The Dolphin Market Street, Dartmouth, Devon TQ9 9QE 31/7/2017
Ilfracomb Yacht Club The Quay, Ilfracomb, Devon EX34 9QE 31/7/2017
Shoreline Bar Easter Esplanade Paington Tq4 6AG 31/7/2017
Blue Anchor Teign Street, Teignmouth, Devon TQ14 8EG 31/7/2017
Brixham RFC Rea Barn Rd Brixham Tq5 9ED 31/7/2017
Newquay 8 King St Brixham Tq5 9TW 31/7/2017
Fisherman’s Rest (Averton Gifford) Fore Street, Averton Gifford, Devon TQ7 4JL 31/7/2017
Royal Oak Meavey Yelverton PL20 6PJ 31/7/2017
Salcombe Rugby Club Camperdown Rd Salcombe Tq8 8AX 31/7/2017
The Ensign Club South St. Exeter EX1 1ED 31/7/2017
Below Decks 4 Beacon Quay Torquay TQ1 2BG 31/7/2017
Cornish Pirate Alexandra Rd Penzance TR18 4LY 31/7/2017
Oddfellow’s 60 New North Road Exeter REX4 4EP 31/7/2017
Red Barn Barton Rd Woolacombe EX34 7DF 31/7/2017
Central Inn 11 Central Square Newquay TYR7 31/7/2017
Royal Torbay Yatch Club  Beacon Ter Torquay TQ1 2BH 31/7/2017
Tamar Inn Moreshead Rd Plymouth PL6 5AD 31/7/2017
Stone Inn Hayton Nr Brampton Nr Brampton ca8 9hr 31/7/2017
Rumshackalack 9 North Parade Bradford BD1 3JL 31/7/2017
Gerry’s 74 Old Compton Street London W1D 4UW 31/7/2017
Oddest Bar 414 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, Manchester M21 0SD 29/7/2017
Revolucion de Cuba (Aberdeen) Academy Centre Courtyard, 1LB, Belmont St, Aberdeen AB10, United Kingdom 31/7/2017
Revolucion de Cuba (Belfast) 16 Arthur St, Belfast BT1 4GD, UK 31/7/2017
Revolucion de Cuba (Cardiff) The Friary, Cardiff CF10 3FA, UK 31/7/2017
 Revolucion de Cuba (Derby) The Old Institute, 9 The Strand, Derby DE1 1BJ, UK  31/7/2017
  Revolucion de Cuba (Glasgow) Culzean House, 28-36 Renfield St, Glasgow G2 1LU, UK  31/7/2017
 Revolucion de Cuba (Harrogate)  18-20 Parliament St, Harrogate HG1 2QZ, UK  31/7/2017
 Revolucion de Cuba (Leeds)  64-68 Call Ln, Leeds LS1 6DT, UK  31/7/2017
 Revolucion de Cuba (Liverpool)  Albert Dock, 22 Edward Pavilion, Waterfront,Liverpool L3 4AF, United Kingdom  31/7/2017
 Revolucion de Cuba (Manchester) 11 Peter St, Manchester M2 5QR, UK  31/7/2017
 Revolucion de Cuba (Milton Keynes) 21 Savoy Cres, Milton Keynes MK9 3PU, UK  31/7/2017
Revolucion de Cuba (Norwich) 7-9 Queen St, Norwich NR2 4SG, UK  31/7/2017
Revolucion de Cuba (Nottingham) 26-28 Market St, Nottingham NG1 6HW, UK  31/7/2017
Revolucion de Cuba (Reading) 138-141 Friar St, Reading RG1 1EX, UK  31/7/2017
Revolucion de Cuba (Shefeld) 1 Mappin St, Sheffield S1 4DT, UK  31/7/2017

 

Events in the United States

Venue  Location  Date
5 Points 169 W Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113 7/31/2017
Diller Room 1224 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 7/31/2017
Pusser’s Bar and Grille 816 Highway A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 7/31/2017
Pusser’s Caribbean Grille 80 Compromise Street, Annapolis, MD 21401 7/31/2017
Tacoma Cabana 728 Pacific Ave, Seattle, WA, 98402 7/31/2017
The Jungle Bird 2516 J St, Sacramento, CA 95816 7/31/2017
Golden Tiki 3939 Spring Mountain Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89102 7/31/2017
Smuggler’s Cove 650 Gough Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 7/31/2017
Santa Monica Windjammer Yacht Club 13589 Mindanao Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292 7/31/2017
Burwell’s 14 N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401 7/31/2017
Little Octopus  505 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203 7/31/2017

Events in Australia

Venue Location Date
Tiki as FK

91A James St, Northbridge Western Australia 6003

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Events in Canada

Venue Location Date
Halifax Bishop’s Landing Lower Water Street, Halifax, Halifax, NS B3l3t4, Canada 7/31/17

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HISTORY OF THE NAVAL TOT

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

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The daily tot became codified in 1731

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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”

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The exact rum blend was codified by the Admiralty in 1810

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

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On 31 July 1970, the daily rum ration was abolished

PUSSER’S RUM GROG

grogIngredients:

  • 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.

Preparation:
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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