Always topical this blog. Never mind Johnnie Fingers, I’d assumed Paula wrote that one anyway.
We’re enjoying a night in the campervan on Warwick racecourse for the bargain sum of £14. I’m assuming it’s cheap because a) You can’t see any horses, b) It’s wet and c) It’s Monday, so the pubs are shut.
Obviously the Rats were concerned with higher matters than pub closures, back in 1979, but I might as well write off Mondays for pub ticking.
From the Beer Guide map, we’d identified eight potential ticks today. Half of those, in Oundle, Daventry, Wellingborough and Coventry are closed. The latter’s Twisted Barrel Tap only opens Friday night and Saturday (according to the GBG), and Wellingborough’s micro shuts Tuesday too.
Pubs can do what they want, of course, but a trend to close Monday lunchtimes has led to all day Monday and increasingly all weekday lunchtime closures.
It’s no wonder Wetherspoons and offies are so popular.