Saturday, 24 March 2012

The Hobbit Saved

Quick update to my last post - public pressure has forced the license owners of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit to back down and are allowing the owners to buy a copyright license to save the name of the pub. The fate of the rest of the pub's Hobbity character (interior artwork and drinks menu) is still in question as the license only covers the establishment. There is more on the story over at the BBC website. Thanks to Dad for sharing the news.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

One Pub To Rule Them All

While Rae and I were studying and living in Southampton we often went to a pub in Portswood called The Hobbit. It was a hugely popular venue amongst the university students and our friends - almost an institution you could say. So I was stunned to read today's news that the owners are being legally challenged over the pub's name.

I normally don't advocate Facebook but if any of my 4 readers have Facebook accounts I urge you to join the Save The Hobbit ring.