Will Britain’s Pubs Survive the Coronavirus?
STROUD, England — A good pub feels a bit like a living room: a familiar, informal space where you can have a pint with friends and strangers. Sometimes there are games, food and a fire, occasionally a dog or cat. There are often pictures of old people on the walls and sports on the television.
The coronavirus lockdown has proved that the reverse is certainly not true: A living room doesn’t feel much like a pub at all. Enjoying a drink in a room that has been used for the same purpose for hundreds of years is an anchoring experience you are unlikely to get from your sofa.
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[Source: New York Times]