The bitter truth about Britain’s pub economy

Published On: 6th December 2013

“One day I’d like to retire and run a pub.”

It’s a dream many of us have. Ditching the grind of the nine to five – or eight to eight for most readers – in favour of standing behind the bar, master of all you survey, polishing the brass while waiting for the regulars to arrive, then fulfilling your pleasant obligations as Mine Host, dispensing wisdom, confidences and kindnesses with the food and drink.