Saturday, 3 January 2009

As pubs should be


Had a wander round Stockport this lunchtime and ended up in the Boar’s Head, a Sam Smith’s pub. Old Brewery Bitter at £1.35 a pint, the other drinks in proportion. Between 4 and 6 pm it was heaving, with a predominantly male, over 40 clientele, in other words pub customers as they always have been. Absolutely superb atmosphere. Surely this sends a message to all the pubs charging £2.30+ a pint and wondering where all the customers are – provide a proper, traditional drinking environment and charge reasonable prices, and the punters will find the way to your door.

2 comments:

  1. Not sure I'd totally agree with you on "as pubs should be" front and I think the reason for people staying away from pubs is rather less simplistic than you suggest.

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  2. I am well aware that the reasons for the decline in the pub trade are far more complex, as you will gather if you read the rest of the blog.

    I am simply commenting that it was great to be in a pub that was doing some of the basic things right and as a result was doing a roaring trade with an excellent atmosphere.

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