The pub used to have the marvellous
feature of little alcoves at street level
, below the main pub
, reached by stairs, all along the sides, next the window
s. They were enclosed
, and comfortable
, and safe
, and lovely, and every pub should have them. They were, for a while, the dwelling-place of my friends and I.
Unfortunately, a few months ago, they decided to rebuild the pub minus these little bits. On asking why, we were told 'people were getting frisky on the sofas'.