A pub with no booze will never generate the warm, jovial chaos that alcohol brings.
by Tony Naylor

last orders - A pub with no booze will never generate the warm, jovial chaos that alcohol brings
A scene from the 2001 film Last Orders: ‘I like the din. I like the revelry.’ Photograph: www.ronaldgrantarchive.com

There is a certain irresistible symbolism in a man from Burton upon Trent, historic centre of British brewing, opening the first alcohol-free pub in Dublin, one of Europe’s great booze capitals. We are drinking less in the UK and Ireland, young people in particular, and Vaughan Yates’ much-reported Virgin Mary seems a sober sign of the times – one that heralds a dire future for pubs generally.

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