The Search for the Perfect Pub (BOK)

Robin Turner, Paul Moody

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George Orwell, a man fond of a pint, used to write about his fantasy pub, The Moon Under Water, in his Evening Standard columns - 'two minutes from the bus stop where drunks and rowdies never seemed to find their way ...where there was no music and motherly barmaids called you "dear" while pouring pints in red china mugs' ...That was the 1940s; today our high streets have been taken over by cheapened identi-kit lounge bars (the Wetherspoon's chain has 14 Moon Under the Waters), and the pub, as a cornerstone of British life, has never been more under threat. What with smoking bans and the cost of a round being roughly equivalent to the price of a multipack from a supermarket, there are something like 57 pubs closing every week. In searching for the perfect pub Paul Moody and Robin Turner head off in pursuit of pubs that fizz with independence and a true frontier spirit, along the way raising a glass to 2000 years of British brewing history. It's partly an account of their road trip around Britain researching the Rough Pub Guide; and partly a deeper investigation into why British pub culture is the toast of the world.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Paul Moody, Robin Turner
ISBN 9781409112679
Antall sider 288 Emner og form Popular culture, Travel writing, Restaurant, cafe & pub guides

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