History, Pubs | By: N Quentin Woolf

How Do We Save London's Pubs?

Welcome to the latest episode of Londonist Out Loud, a podcast about London.

How do we save London's pubs — as places of social, architectural and historic interest, AND as lovely places to have a drink? This week, N Quentin Woolf is at the Rose and Crown in Stoke Newington to find out what can be done to protect our pubs from the worst ravages of developers, the economy and more. He meets the pub's landlord Martin Harley, and Emily Gee from Historic England.

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They need to bring back smoking.

Why would anyone pay more to drink in a bar that doesn't allow smoking when they could drink and smoke at home for a fraction of the price?

Greg Tingey


CK Wunch

I know exactly how the save the london pubs, we change the rules and laws.
First make pubs have two licenses on premises and off premises and the tax for poured pints dont change.
This means a customer can buy a can of lager at the same price as the offlicense across the road, sit down and drink it. However ordering it in a glass or with a glass carries the higher pub prices. The cans etc can be drank Anywhere on the pub grounds, but landlords can set boundaries so some areas are for pint drinkers only etc

Then take away licenses so only 1 offlince is allowed in any 1 street, in london you have 2 or 3 shops almost next to each other selling beer, the demand surely is not that high. Its also killing the pubs.