The credit crunch is reaching south west London.
I dropped into one of my local pubs in Barnes last night for a quick pint. My order of a pint of "ordinary" was met with "Do you want to order crisps or nuts with your pint ...?"
Now I am all for giving the customer what he wants (or what you think he wants) but I actually wanted a pint of Winter Warmer but there was no sign of it, only Wells Bombardier or St Austell Tribute.
Resisting the opportunity to be arsy, I declined the crisps and sat down with my newspaper for quiet reflection.
The pint of ordinary ? Absolutely fantastic....could not have been improved.....even by a packet of dry roasted.....