Signs of the Times: Eating out

The biggest change in the public house during our drinking years has been the incursion of food into the bar areas. It has become difficult in some places to find a pub that let’s you go in and drink beer. ‘Have you booked a table?’ is the refrain as you walk in. Then it goes something like:

‘We’ve just come in for a drink…’

‘Well, you can sit at the bar’.

So, I was pleased to find this sign for Soup of the Day in a bar recently. And it helpfully points up the strangeness of ‘eating soup’ when surely you drink it? Whiskey without ice croutons gets my vote, however; I’m old fashioned that way.