Wetherspoons Carpets: A Field Study

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LOCATION: Britain, in a pub near you (most likely) WORDS: Kit Caless JD Wetherspoons is the Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva of British booze. The creator, preserver and destroyer of pub culture. The great trinity of cheap drinks, pub snacks and

The Drinker’s London & the Poems of Salena Godden

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WORDS: Gareth E. Rees In 2001 I became a weekend DJ in Filthy McNasty’s, a pub in Islington, sadly no longer with us. I was paid in beer to put one song on after another, while the pub ebbed and

Dead Cats, Cold Curry & a Broken Heart at The Stag

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By Gareth E. Rees LOCATION: Hastings It’s a wintry Wednesday night at The Stag, a Tudor pub in the old town. I sit beneath a cabinet containing two smoke-dried cats, discovered in the pub’s chimney in the 1940s. The official