Monday, November 23

Micropubs promote conversation?

Quite rightly we are more courteous and respectful to each other these days. And yet maybe pubs would still be thriving (we’re down to our last fifty thousand) if … Can you imagine replicating the sort of conversation/banter we used to indulge in over a pint back in the ’70s, before we became obliged to self-censor opinions in public – decided it was better to buy a bottle from the off-licence and sound off in the privacy of our home? Part of me thought so until being roped into a session with a bunch of ‘straight talkers’ at the Dog & Duck last week. It’s fun for five minutes but rapidly goes downhill.

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