April 24, 2009 by knutalbert
Any visitor to these shores expecting to encounter booming local pubs staffed by rosy-cheeked landlords are in for a shock. They’re more likely to find a “For Sale” sign.
Paul Moody writing in the Guardian.
57 pubs closing every day
Posted in beer, England, pubs, travel, UK | 7 Comments
Maybe my view is jaundiced because most of my UK drinking is done in London, but I’ve never seen a rosy-cheeked landlord.
But that’s what we expect after all these TV series from the Yorkshire Dales and thereabouts.
Well, I’ve never seen Barbara Windsor behind the bar either.
Maybe you’re too focused on the beer?
Landlords are more likely to be haggard from worry these days.
The landlady at our local is described on beerintheevening as “the most cockney woman ever”. She really is rosy cheeked!
That photo was taken near Borough Market. Do I win a prize?
Yes, there is a prize. I’ll think of something the next time I’m London bound.
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