What explains the decline of the British pub? The smoking ban? Cheap booze? Or Britain’s giant pub companies?
Read this in the Summer 2011 edition of the newsletter of the Heart of Staffordshire Branch of CAMRA, Beer at Heart, while enjoying a pint of Bathams Bitter in the sunshine yesterday & thought I’d share it: A Publican must be a Democrat, an Autocrat, an Acrobat, a Doormat. He must be able to entertain Prime Ministers, Pick-pockets, Pirates, Philanthropists and Police. He must be on both sides of the Political Fence, a Footballer, Golfer, Tennis Player, Darts Champion and Pigeon Fancier. He has to settle arguments and fights, he must be a Qualified Boxer, Wrestler, Weightlifter, Sprinter and Peacemaker. He must always look [...]