Sorry for such a long gap between posts. I’m working on something now, but just while we wait, here’s a brief one.
In my last post, I tried to settle on a definition of a pub so as to discuss the phenomenon of the gastropub, which to a certain extent is overtaking the very form of the traditional pub itself. We talked about the look of a place, we talked about the drinks available, the decor, the expectations of its drinkers, all kinds of things.
I therefore present this photo, of London Pub (Bloomsbury WC1, fig. 54), on Woburn Place.
Is it even a pub? Despite its hopeful name, this could be considered a bar — and a hotel bar, at that.