A subject which I think Michael Green is reasonably well qualified to write about, judging from anecdotes in his other books.
My Uncle Walter says he has two golden rules in choosing a pub. He will never patronise one where the toilets have twee names like “Gulls and Buoys” or “Lasses and Lads”. And he will never drink in a pub where the landlord calls him “sir”
“Any man, my boy,” says Walter, “who is stupid enough to address me as sir, cannot be intelligent enough to run a good public-house.”