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 windows. 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'.