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Thursday, 18 December 2008

The 'Death' of the pub - a global news story

After seemingly trying to destroy the pub for the last few years, the media seem to be having a change of heart, with a flurry of articles mourning the death of the British pub over the last week or two, and even a programme on the subject on the BBC last Friday.

And it's attracted attention from overseas too: last week in the space of two days I gave a lengthy interview to a Dutch broadsheet newspaper on the subject, and a TV interview to the same country's equivalent of Newsnight.  Thankfully they went easier on me than Paxman would have.

Knowing a bit of Dutch might help you follow the narrative, but most of the interviews here are in English.  You need to fast forward through the programme to 10 minutes 30 secs.

1 comment:

Knut Albert said...

Good reporting, and a good choice of pubs to film in, too. And St Stephen's Tavern is a proof that pubs can indeed caome back from the dead!