Reading my son's blog (Stonch), I notice that he mentions certain sites and premises which would be ideal for a pub.
Actually, it often strikes me that there are some pubs which are a complete waste of a good building.
Take The Britannia in my home town of South Shields, for instance. What a beautiful building it is, but what a lousy pub! They serve no real ales and the notice board which invites you to "watch live sport here" is a con. I went in there last summer to watch the cricket and was told that they had discontinued Sky Sports, as it was too expensive.
It's a crying shame as the site is ideal too, directly opposite the magnificent Edwardian Town Hall in the centre of the town.
To celebrate the days when South Shields was a great sea port, a Great Lantern from the stern of a sailing ship adorns the entranceway.
Pubs like The Britannia will soon be as extinct as sailing ships.
And they deserve to be.