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5 minutes ago, andy1033 said:

Personally i am all for closing down of pubs, i hate them

 

Places where organised crime exists, and people go there being vile to others.

 

Don't you think that's more of a societal problem? A pub in a rough urban environment is bound to have more rascals than a family friendly pub in a rural area or the suburbs for example, surely? It probably depends on the day too. Friday and Saturdays are surely more rowdy than other days.

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4 hours ago, Anti Facts Sir said:

No pubs.

No clubs.

No cinemas.

Don't "sexually" stare at anyone.

Stay home.

Cover your face.

Obey every command through your screen.

 

What sort of society does this sound like?

For the Gory details, everyone read 1984 by george orwell. The diluted version, compaired to what is happening now.

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14 hours ago, Gurualvin said:

The people need to counteract this and create regular social gatherings around the UK. Call them social gathering festivals.

 

Or we could go back to the way pubs and inns started off in the first place & use our homes.

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7 hours ago, Anti Facts Sir said:

No pubs.

No clubs.

No cinemas.

Don't "sexually" stare at anyone.

Stay home.

Cover your face.

Obey every command through your screen.

 

What sort of society does this sound like?

 

An Orwellian one. :classic_sad:

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On 9/2/2022 at 6:03 PM, Nemuri Kyoshiro said:

The Star in Belgravia. A nice mews pub selling Fullers ales. The Great Train Robbers met upstairs. When I moved down to London in the 70s, it was a nice out-of-the way local.

 

Star Tavern belgravia

 

The Ennismore Arms in South Kensington. Now gone. If you wanted to see the odd film star, it was a good pub to visit. Charles Gray of James Bond fame, often used to hold court in the small bar.

 

sw7_ennismorearms.jpg

 

The Ten Bells in Whitechapel. Two of Jack the Ripper's victims were last seen in here before meeting their grisly deaths. Now a tourist attraction but in the 70s, a place of curiosity and a cheap pint.

 

Haunted Ten Bells Pub, London.

 

 

 

 

This is interesting, there's not many who know the history of their locals, thanks 👍 

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11 hours ago, Anti Facts Sir said:

Don't use them myself, never have (which may surprise people), but I appreciate their place in society and can see what is trying to be done.

Living in Australia these days I don't go to the pub that often. But when I am back in the UK I take advantage simply because there are so many great pubs still around with some cracking real ales. Now I admit a lot are in non-City areas so maybe that is why I love them when I am back in the UK. They certainly have their place.

 

And on the Wetherspoons thing mentioned earlier; I know they are not everyone's cup of tea, but they are very welcoming environments where you can drink a coffee, get a cheap meal, use your computer and not even have a beer. So as much as I also hate large chains, they have a great place for oldies to go and socialise, they don't pressure you to drink alcohol, and if nothing else, they are preserving some of these pubs by taking them over so they don't get turned in to apartments or a restaurant. 

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A lot of retailers were struggling with business rates before the lockdown. In Preston & Chorley there were plenty of empty premesis and more barbers & charity shops than anything else. The events of the last couple of years were the last straw.

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1 hour ago, Tinfoil Hat said:

A lot of retailers were struggling with business rates before the lockdown. In Preston & Chorley there were plenty of empty premesis and more barbers & charity shops than anything else. The events of the last couple of years were the last straw.

 

The 'decline of the high street' has been going on for years. I lived in Acocks Green in Birmingham for eight years from 2008, when I first moved there, there was a great selection of local shops, but as time went by, as shops closed down, they seemed to be replaced by charity shops or takeaways.

 

The 'rise of the barbershop' phenomenon is fairly recent, certainly in the last few years, and it is noticable just how many Turkish barbers there are now on high streets everywhere up and down the country. And people are starting to notice and question this.

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25 minutes ago, Grumpy Owl said:

 

The 'decline of the high street' has been going on for years. I lived in Acocks Green in Birmingham for eight years from 2008, when I first moved there, there was a great selection of local shops, but as time went by, as shops closed down, they seemed to be replaced by charity shops or takeaways.

 

The 'rise of the barbershop' phenomenon is fairly recent, certainly in the last few years, and it is noticable just how many Turkish barbers there are now on high streets everywhere up and down the country. And people are starting to notice and question this.

I lived in Acocks green in 2003/05 it was a nice place, I shared a house with some irish guys who made made me feel welcome,once i explained i was a celt. They took me to a large irish pub down the warrick road,I think.

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16 minutes ago, Captainlove said:

I lived in Acocks green in 2003/05 it was a nice place, I shared a house with some irish guys who made made me feel welcome,once i explained i was a celt. They took me to a large irish pub down the warrick road,I think.

 

You wouldn't recognise the place now. The only Irish pub I knew about there was Casey Joes, that was the other end of Warwick Road going into Olton, but I don't think that opened until 2009/2010. Pubs-wise, the only one left in the main 'village' area is the Spread Eagle (Wetherspoons). The Red Lion got knocked down when Morrisons took over the Sainsburys store and wanted to extend the car park. And the famous Inn On The Green closed its doors for good last year.

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All the pubs up for sale in the Midlands right now - from Birmingham to Shropshire

Fancy running your own boozer? Here are 20 pubs that are currently up for sale across the Midlands

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Have you ever fancied running your very own pub? And shouting at punters like Peggy Mitchell in EastEnders?

For those who dream of running their own pub, we have drawn up a list of hostelries that are currently on the market across the West Midlands.

From Birmingham to the Black Country, and Shropshire to Worcestershire, you will be spoilt for choice. From city centre pubs to idyllic ones out in villages on the outskirts of the region, all are found in our selection here.

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/pubs-up-sale-midlands-right-24841905

 

And yes this is the same news outlet that has been warning recently about pubs potentially closing down or going out of business due to 'rising energy costs'.

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