Posted 01 March 2013 - 05:37 PM
I'm not a huge fan of Wetherspoons, but its done a tremendous job for the survival and popularity of British real ale. It's also horses for courses, and the group has literally millions of regulars.
If the big breweries had had their way, we'd have little option but to drink fizzy cold cack.
Will Self might be a great writer (I've never read any of his stuff) but in TV appearances has always struck me as a self-regarding snob who pretends to be anything but. Take away his sneer and what's he got left?