Do they have them outside of the North-West?
Barely believable old-school boozers where you can get leathered on three pints, have a game of arrers, blast some classic Smooth FM-type tunes, chuck your wages in the fruity and sneak a couple of indoor fags.
If not, what would be your regions equivalent to that sort of sub-Spoons, 1970s-type chain pubs that have no right to still be going. Let’s try not to be too jugdemental here, like…
Has anyone tried Holts’ Diamond lager? Crisp as fuck. They’d get about £8 a pint for that if they stuck a Czech flag on it. The honey ale - Humdinger - is brilliant as well.