Non routinely for me I did visit an Ealing Pub (The Rose and Crown) yesterday and found it a good experience - it was not the sort of drinking place I'd have sought out for a wild time but it did seem to really serve it's local community it's even got a number of performances of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet coming up in August in the garden there.
|Another pub that's been demolished for flats|
I started visiting pubs at the age of about 14 and it was less of an issue than it would be now and for me (I don't think) that it's been a real problem as we get older many 'moderate' drinkers tend to cut down their consumption for a variety of reasons.
But there are problems that a social hub (that is called a pub) can address and which are not met by the myriad of coffee shops where the strung out stare at their laptops and tablets giving the impression that they're not alone.
Oh I had a great incineration session too..
|Burn Baby Burn (as Hudson-Ford would say)|