Afternoon gentlemen, like most I would rather drink in a proper pub. I`m lucky I have a decent pub which
is a fifteen minute walk away. Whilst `spitfire` out of a bottle is not real ale in the true sense it is
about the best in my opinion.
The tang of the Kent hops takes a bit of getting used to but once you get the taste everything else comes
second best, except black sheep.
Over ten years back I was looking for the phone number of a Romney Marsh pub and quite by accident found
an advert for said pub`s lease. If I remember right it was over thirty thousand per year. Chuck in rates
and wages fuel ect and its hardly surprising they shut down, the pub company just sit on the building and
sell it when the time is right.
I went in this pub to pick up my clubs day ticket money and the landlord said he would no longer sell them
and that he wished he had as many customers as he had people asking for favours. I can see his point and
whilst supermarkets has not helped pubs they are not the sole problem.
I stopped going in to pubs when the smoking ban kicked in. Summer was ok, we would all sit outside but, the none smokers complained that they did not like the smoke in the garden. I gave up at that point.