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    Default Pubs are great, it all fault of t'internet

    yet another straw being clutched on why pubs are not booming any more

    They are not going to go down to the pub quite so much as they used to because they are at home on the internet.’

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    So, nothing at all to do with being greedy & charging same price for cola made from syrup as charged for duty paid beer then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Farway View Post
    yet another straw being clutched on why pubs are not booming any more

    They are not going to go down to the pub quite so much as they used to because they are at home on the internet.’

    Daily Mail [sorry]

    So, nothing at all to do with being greedy & charging same price for cola made from syrup as charged for duty paid beer then?
    The only thing stopping me going down the pub so much is money,lack of it that is. I manage it most days, I supose thats why I'm broke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Farway View Post
    yet another straw being clutched on why pubs are not booming any more

    They are not going to go down to the pub quite so much as they used to because they are at home on the internet.’

    Daily Mail [sorry]

    So, nothing at all to do with being greedy & charging same price for cola made from syrup as charged for duty paid beer then?

    Jonathon Adnams is close but doesn't get the cigar, the theory he is alluding to is that the range of entertainment available in the home makes pub going less attractive. Couple this with cheap booze from the supermarket, smoking bans, pub prices and all the social changes since the Second World War; some people will add greedy pubco's and incompetent landlords, then you have the range of reasons why pubs have it hard.

    We have heard this before of course, in the fifties and sixties it was "tv is killing pubs", then bingo, then videos and video games in the seventies/eighties, now it's t'internet. No doubt music halls (bastard child of the pub, of course), variety theatre and cinemas got a slagging from publicans and brewers between the wars and earlier.

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