You know, it’s one thing when Olde Pharttes like me are whacked by the Rona; but this is just horrible:
Britain’s oldest pub has called time after more than 1,000 years
— due to the Covid pandemic
Ale was first served at Ye Olde Fighting Cocks in 793 but sadly the popular boozer has been unable to withstand the struggles of the past two years.
The pub in St Albans, Herts, has survived wars, plagues and previous economic crises. But landlord Christo Tofalli said he was walking away because the pandemic had been “devastating”.
He added: “I have tried everything to keep this pub going. However, the past two years have defeated all of us who have been trying our hardest to ensure the pub could continue. It goes without saying I am heartbroken.”
The much-loved landlord, who has run the venue for a decade, has been inundated with messages of support from around the world since his company went into administration.
“Messages of support?” What about financial support?
Here’s yet another reason I would like to win a huge lottery: I’d buy The Fighting Cocks (was there ever a name better chosen to get the hippies upset?), run it at a loss until business picked back up, and then give it back to the owner, who seems to be more than a decent sort.
And don’t talk to me about having the National fucking Trust step in to save this historic building. First thing these wokist twats would do is change the name (because animal croolty), and then ban the sale of booze on the property. Fuckers.
No, the Brits need to get behind this most excellent cause, with the rallying cry of
It deserves no less.