If our lovely wine bar is determined to change, I won’t stand in their way. I will, however, share my personal list of rules for owners/operators of country pubs compiled through years of careful research.
1. Don’t paint your ancient beams gunmetal gray. For that matter, avoid any resemblance to a London gastropub, e.g., no minimalist Scandinavian wood and leather seating arrangements.
2. Don’t charge London prices. Most of your patrons are probably from London and if they wanted to pay £16 for sausage and mash they would’ve stayed in London.
3. Serve decent wine. There is way too much inexpensive good wine available to justify serving Blossom Hill. Ever.
4. And finally, don’t let Porsches with vanity plates park outside.