This week is Community Pubs Week in London.

Now, I love London pubs. They come in all shapes and sizes.

There are the big “converted from a bank” trendy types where there are loads of different designer beers on tap but you’d struggle for a pint of Carling, the “tiny place on the corner” drunk old man types where Carling is one of the only beers left on tap and people sit staring into their glasses and the basic “locals” where everyone knows the publican and everyone drinks Stella anyway.

Where I live, I am blessed by having a variety of pubs to choose from. I can count 10 within walking distance. Some where the food is great, some where the beer is better and some where they just get everything right (or wrong.)

I hope none of them close down – community pubs gets my vote anyday!