Mudcat Café message #4044613 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #167586   Message #4044613
Posted By: SPB-Cooperator
07-Apr-20 - 05:39 AM
Thread Name: Will folk clubs survive
Subject: RE: Will folk clubs survive
I am finding more and more pubs, are focusing a lot more on food sales, with social drinking increasing squeezed into a corners. A few years back on holiday in the Cotswolds we ran across a village pub where customers could only sit at a table if they were going to have a meal and this seems to be happening more and more. There are also pub chains like Wheterspoons, which because of their asset wealth are more likely to survive than freehouses, that are only interested in pumping out sales to as many customers as possible and don't fit in as part of the community and another chain which has been discussed before in the forum whose owner is against live music.

I like to think that at the end of the pandemic, communities will want to come together and things will change for the better but I'm not holding my breath.