Pubs Quotes

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Robert Stacy McCain
“When I was in London in 2008, I spent a couple hours hanging out at a pub with a couple of blokes who were drinking away the afternoon in preparation for going to that evening's Arsenal game/riot. Take away their Cockney accents, and these working-class guys might as well have been a couple of Bubbas gearing up for the Alabama-Auburn game. They were, in a phrase, British rednecks. And this is who soccer fans are, everywhere in the world except among the college-educated American elite. In Rio or Rome, the soccer fan is a Regular José or a Regular Giuseppe. [...] By contrast, if an American is that kind of Regular Joe, he doesn't watch soccer. He watches the NFL or bass fishing tournaments or Ultimate Fighting. In an American context, avid soccer fandom is almost exclusively located among two groups of people (a) foreigners—God bless 'em—and (b) pretentious yuppie snobs. Which is to say, conservatives don't hate soccer because we hate brown people. We hate soccer because we hate liberals.”
Robert Stacy McCain

Patrick Hamilton
“Though it had no wide reputation, all manner of people frequented 'The Midnight Bell.' This was in its nature, of course, since it is notorious that all manner of people frequent all manner of public-houses - which in this respect resemble railway stations and mad-houses.”
Patrick Hamilton, Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky

Benny Bellamacina
“I've never been thrown out of a pub, but I've fallen into quite a few”
Benny Bellamacina, Philosophical Uplifting Quotes and Poems

“When a man wants to have an alehouse meltdown, the worst thing you can do is stand in his way”
Luke Haines, Post Everything: Outsider Rock and Roll

Theodora Goss
“Always ask at the pub, Miss Jekyll. Elementary investigation - the pub always knows.”
Theodora Goss, The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter

Benny Bellamacina
“Never go for a drink in London's square mile, nobody ever gets a round in.”
Benny Bellamacina, Little Luigi: A Musical Adventure

Benny Bellamacina
“Always skip to the pub to enjoy your barley and hops”
Benny Bellamacina, Philosophical Uplifting Quotes volume 2

Craig  Stone
“Stale beer sticks to wobbling tables. The cigarette machine flashes in the corner, mocking smokers who never have any change on them. There’s no natural light in this pub, so it’s dark and gloomy. The pain on the face of the staff tells its own story: overworked, underpaid, exploited and treated as expendable. I feel at home with them. They’re so scared they will be fired from their terrible jobs, every time I order a beer they ask me if I want any peanuts or crisps, in case between drinks I’ve turned into the dreaded mystery shopper. The air is chewy and weighs heavy on the skin. The fruit machines in the corners don’t make a sound, aware this is the last stop saloon for the drunk few who can’t afford to gamble properly. Everyone here is down to their last pint and pound.”
Craig Stone, Life Knocks