BBC: Pint and prayer at the local pub
A pint, a sandwich and a cut and blow dry should all be on offer to help the local pub survive, according to a new guide. How To Save Your Local Pub, launched by the Prince of Wales on Wednesday, gives examples of how to keep this focus of village life going.
I'm all for finding new ways to help keep country pubs going, but this guide goes too far: pubs are not churches, they are not pharmacies, they are not dry cleaners nor hairdressers. But above all, pubs are not supposed to be bloody creches—despite the growing trend of selfish parents to treat them as such.
Read my lips… Pubs are places for the consumption of alcohol by grown-ups. Keep your bloody brats out!