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    I know we all love apostrophes almost as much as geography

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...shire-50602665

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    I know we all love apostrophes almost as much as geography

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...shire-50602665
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    Ha! When I started reading the article, I thought that the beers were named after current local prostitutes and that the women on the webpage were a couple of disgruntled sex-workers, angered at being outted.
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    British pub numbers grow for first time in decade

    Wales ended the year with 25 fewer pubs, Scotland declined by five and Northern Ireland increased by the same amount but England recorded an increase of 345. The expansion was mainly thanks to larger pubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickDavies View Post
    The expansion was mainly thanks to larger pubs.
    I suspect by larger pubs they actually mean pub-themed restaurants such as the dreadful "Something Farm" and such like from GK and Marstons. Other than micro-pubs I don't see any pubs opening, just brewery taps and craft bars.


    It may have been better to refer to on-licenses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    I suspect by larger pubs they actually mean pub-themed restaurants such as the dreadful "Something Farm" and such like from GK and Marstons. Other than micro-pubs I don't see any pubs opening, just brewery taps and craft bars.


    It may have been better to refer to on-licenses.
    The Guardian seems to provide a very loose interpretation of what constitutes a 'pub'. I don't think that converting any old place for the consumption of alcohol constitutes saving or creating a 'pub'. I think of Tapping the Admiral (boarded up for four years), The Up In Arms (reopened after four years) and The Plough (closed for 95 years) as constituting the number of pubs being on the up; personally I wouldn't describe the Barrel Vault as a 'pub', IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    The Guardian seems to provide a very loose interpretation of what constitutes a 'pub'.
    The survey is based on Office of National Statistics data using Standard Industrial Classication code 56302 Public Houses and Bars, i.e. anywhere that filed their company return under that category.
    It is intriguing that the largest growth areas are the North East and the West Midlands, and that smaller premises are down despite the number of micro openings.
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