What makes a good pub?

20 11 2009

So, what makes a good pub? In this video below I ask Kay Drummond, the joint landlady of the Bitter Suite pub in Preston, what makes a good pub, and also about the future of Preston’s pubs.

So, in drink terms, for a pub to be like a fine ale, rather than a warm, watery lager, it should:

  • Offer real drink – good variety of beer, especially from smaller breweries
  • Have a good, relaxed yet lively atmosphere – music on all the time, with live music on most nights
  • Be good for all ages – not old, not clinically modern: cosy without being fusty
  • Attract regulars – old or young, regulars are regulars, and if the pub’s good enough, they’ll be loyal
  • Have homemade food – nowhere can beat the happiness caused by eating a homemade pie, with homemade chips, with a dollop of mushy peas, all covered in gravy

So, here’s what Kay has to say:

This video was taken, uploaded and embedded as part of my university work.

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