The Pub Manifesto: A Comedian Stands Up For Pubs.
Published by Camra Books in 2018.
18 pubs close per week in the UK. Award-winning stand-up and pub aficionado James Dowdeswell who grew up in a West Country pub believes humour is the best way to make the plight of the pub public and to generate a response. To source the roots of the problem and to help crystalise what makes the perfect pub, James dissects, discusses and waxes lyrical on every aspect of pub culture. Dowdeswell s conversational prose style means reading this book is like sitting down with the author and discussing your ultimate pub over a beer. He champions many quirks and causes including Interior design; Pub toilets; Beer, both real and crafty; Wine in pubs; Soft drinks and the designated driver; Pub games & entertainment; Pub dogs and other animals and more. It concludes with his own take on George Orwell s Moon Under Water essay and a call to arms.