Sad to see my ex local the Springfield Tavern and the Devonshire Arms close in recent months.
These pubs and more survived the Thatcher recession, post-war gloom, and the depression of the 1930s.
They relied on local custom. It’s no coincidence that pubs like these are in areas that are becoming increasingly populated by non-EU migrants, it isn’t their culture to drink.
Our way of life is dying.