Time at the bar please – what next for West Berkshire’s pubs?
To many, the village pub is still seen as a vital community asset and an invaluable place to socialise and enjoy a meal.
This view has been emphasised recently, with two of the district’s pubs – The Old Boot at Stanford Dingley and The Langley Hall in at Beedon – both temporarily saved from closure after support from local residents.
However, the statistics don’t make for good reading.
According to the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), 31 pubs are closing across the country every week, with three per cent of all suburban drinking ...