Not that I spend much time in them any more but The British Pub is on the wane, just looking around my home City they are closing everywhere.
No mention of the smoking ban in this article but can’t help thinking it is a contributory factor. They don’t even smell like pubs any more just stale sweat and booze. The only exception is country pubs with a log fire and old wooden floors.
‘Beans on Toast’ said it best for me with his “F*ck the smoking ban”