This is compounded by the collapse (as long expected) in the town centre themed venue fad. Many such places have been converted back to traditional pubs. Fake Irish bars are a particularly notable group.
Managed pubs beer sales in the last year
are down 16% whereas tenancies are up 7%.
(Source: AC Nielsen survey)
There are other aspects of localism: for instance it's now all too common for a brewery's beers to be shipped to a wholesaler's depot hundreds of miles away for distribution back to local pubs.
Sue Doughty (MP for Guildford) has introduced the Local Communities & Sustainability Bill to make local authorities consider local sustainability issues.
"For those readers familiar with the Coalheavers Arms in Peterborough, expect something similar (but in a bigger pub, with a wider clientele).
"Food will be available when we have sorted out the kitchen (but in meantime they are some fantastic Turkish places nearby!)"
Greene King's profits are up yet again, with high demand for its beer. The company hopes to expand its brewery - ironic considering its recent spree of closing breweries. Meanwhile for the second year running it's won The Publican newspaper's award for Pub Company of the Year.
283 Hermitage Road, Harringay, London N4 1NP.
Seven Sisters is the most convenient tube station. Manor House is pretty close, but involves more hills. Harringay Green Lanes railway station is also very close.
The pub is on the corner of Hermitage Road and Oakdale Road. If you're coming by car or taxi, bear in mind that Hermitage Road is blocked to traffic in the middle and you should enter from the St Ann's Road end.
The No. 259 bus is pretty convenient too. It runs from Kings Cross to within a couple of hundred yards from the Oakdale, stopping on Seven Sisters Road, at the stop after Vartry Road.