BY MARK DREDGE
Of the countless changes in the past 190 years, one thing remained throughout: the pub and its pints.
Pubs are a central part of British culture. Pubs are places where we go to be with others and where we go to escape. Where we go for that familiar sound of a busy night with its chorus of voices and laughter and stories and opinions, and where we go for quiet in the afternoon. We go for fish and chips, for a sarnie, a cob, a butty or a bap, for two pints of lager and a portion of halloumi fries. We go for the live music on Friday, the big game on Saturday, the Sunday roast, the Monday quiz, a date night on Tuesday, the Wednesday run club where the bar is our finish line, and to work on Thursday ready for a fresh desk beer at 5pm. We go to celebrate, to commiserate, to raise glasses to those who are with us, and those who are not. We go to the pub because it’s that one space that we can all share, all the time.