BARS Oh, What A Shame … (No. 20)

Posted by on 6. September 2013
Pub

That's the Bible of the British pubs ...

The Pub is the living room if the English, if they are not at home. That’s especially true for the countryside where the pub is the ganglion of most villages (just watch „Inspector Barnaby“!) There are about 8000 of these bars plus restaurant plus sportsgrund plus nightclub in the country, and as old as the landlord culture is the history of the pub literature. And for some years the „Good Pub Guide“ is the Bible of the thirsty fans. But the 2014 edition hits the English over the head like a brick, because the autor(s) decided that about 4000 pubs should be closed. Why? Because their state is aweful. They have to be renovated urgently. They are worn out, dirty, ugly and generally lousy. On the other hand: This tough verdict makes entertaining reading, and still half of all the pub are worth visiting. That’s the reason why this Guide became again an instand No. 1 bestseller …

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