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>Pub With No Beer (Tree With No Leaves)


When did pubs stop selling beer? When did ‘bitter’ start to mean cold fizzy shit that has to settle, like Guinness? Why don’t bar staff know what ‘light ale’ is – and even those that do, why don’t they know what a ‘light & bitter’ is? It’s a way to give John Smiths pisswater some body and taste, that’s what it is!
Every Tuesday, on my way to choir practice with Tottenham Community Choir (yay!) I walk from Seven Sisters to West Green. Some weeks I am early and fancy a pint, but of the four pubs that I could walk past on my way there not one of them sells beer. Well, not what I call beer, anyway. They have lagers galore – Czech, Danish, German, Polish, American – but no beer. And whereas I quite like a pint of lage at certain times, at other times there’s nothing quite like beer. The Palmerston tried selling beer for a while (they had Abbot and Old Speckled Hen on tap) but apparently not enough people bought it and the barrels went off. They also had bottles in thefridge (which is a debatable practice – beer should be chilled but not cold) but even that is no more.
So sometimes I go without, and sometimes – like last night – I have a pint of John Smiths. And it’s ok – but it isn’t beer.