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There was an interesting piece on the television tonight about the Butcher's Arms micropub, with some excellent product placement.You can watch it here.
With the ridiculous prices demanded when failed pubs come on the market, it's no surprise at all if would-be publicans think: "Hang on, rather than take on an existing pub for a hundred grand, I can rent an empty shop for ten grand and fit it out for another ten." And good on them.
Looking at the pub reminded me of some of the old public houses you see that still look like you're drinking in someone's living room.