I’ve had lots of things going on with old fashioned pubs lately – being cheer leader for a seniors’ lunch bunch. Obviously the type of venue is very important – we don’t want to be sitting in a greasy spoon style of cafe but at the same time, none of our group are that flush that a full scale a la carte menu is called for. After that consideration is the style – again, the modern high street cafe is not very attractive fior a group of seniors – but the more old fashioned cottage pub is just up their collective street. There is one village not too far from me – it’s an absolute beauty, with almost each property thatched or at least a truly gorgeous sight. The pub is also remarkable for having been continuously open since Charles II visited the beer seller in his day! Bring on these beautiful buildings – the more, the merrier!