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on 15 May 2014
Not really a search for the perfect pub as the author doesnt really stray outside of a few big cities, and stays mainly in London. Whilst I cant comment on London there are many great pubs outside of the M25 as those of us who live there will testify.
This book should have been about the great pubs that are to be found in this country, be that historical interest, location, atmosphere, whatever, instead its just a long winded way of criticsing the smoking ban, pubcos, the govenernment, and having a go at anyone who doesnt like real ale (or craft beer brewed by artisans as we are now increasingly obliged to call it in order to move it away from its beardy socks and sandal image). The author doesnt seem to recognise that a mass produced beer drinker, or heaven forbid a lager drinker, can appreciate what makes a pub great.
This could and should have been a great book but what is written is very limited.