On St George's Day today, I guess it's a good idea to reflect on the disappearance of so many of our pubs. An astonishing number of eighteen pubs a day are closing in this country.
I like pubs a lot, though I'll only have a pint or two on each visit; I won't stay all day. And maybe it's people like me who are causing the demise; we just don't drink like we did in the old days.
However, it's as well to remember that pubs have been diminishing in number since the 1870s, so it's not entirely a new phenomenon.
The George & Dragon at Rough Close has been closed for some years now, although a forlorn To Let sign is still erected on the roadside in the bid for some saviour to come along.
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