Monday, November 09, 2015

Guide to English Pubs

My son is in England this week.

I hope he gets the chance to enjoy a few evenings in typical English pubs.

This map might help him. Each blue dot on the map represents one of the 29,195 pubs in the UK and Ireland. Thanks to Brilliant Maps for this excellent pub-crawling guide.

We dragged this son and his brother away from England when they were only 10 and 8 years old respectively. So they never experienced the dubious pleasure of coming of age in the English pubs like the menfolk of my generation did.

English pubs aren't what they used to be.

There used to be a lot more of them for one thing.

Apparently there were 99,000 pubs in the UK alone in 1905.

Wait. Does that map show some "pubs" in France too?

Quelle horreure!

1 comment:

Bursledon Blogger said...

Wow only 29,000 pubs in UK, around 21,000 less than when you left these fine shores, how does anyone get a drink these days.

Hopefully my favourites the "Olde White Tart" and the "Athlete's Foot" are still going strong

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