Many of you may know Pete Brown from his books, particularly as his latest, Six Centuries of History Seen Through One Extraordinary Pub, serialised just before Christmas on Radio 4.
We wrote and asked Pete about his thoughts on The Spotted Dog – this is what he said
“You could write a whole book on why a pub like the Spotted Dog should be preserved: its historical significance, its link to the past and what it tells us about ourselves, its architecture, its individuality, even just common sense. But the most important reason is that the community wants it to be saved, and that should be reason enough. Good pubs are the lynchpins of stable, solid communities: take the pub away and you don’t have a community; you just have a bunch of houses standing close together. And we need community now more than ever.”
Thank you for your support, Pete, and congratulations on your latest award.
If you’d like to read more from Pete Brown, here’s his Beer Blog