Dave and I went to the Vine last night for a pint (or two). I’m the one on the right.
I was brought up on Barnsley Bitter and have never embraced the move to lager. Dave on the other hand is a lager man.
Oz Clarke and James May had a lot to say about the role of lager in the modern pub during their series about British beer.
Sad to say, they are fighting a loosing battle; lager has the upper hand. Out of all the pumps at the Vine, I only counted two that served bitter and none that served mild. On the other hand, lager drinkers had a multitude of choices.
Photo copyright D.J. Field.