Where would we be without the Bucket of Blood in Hayle, The Tiree Lodge, Spillanes in Ireland (yes we know it is in Southern Ireland but we wish they would open one in Britain !), The Inn on the beach at Hayling or the Old House at home in Witterings. What better place to head après sailing than a traditional British Pub. That roaring log fire, the horse brasses on the old wooden beams, that oldieworldly flagstone floor and that mouth-watering pint of ‘Ye Old Thumper’ as you send texts to all your mates who weren’t at the beach about that triple back loop attempt you almost nailed. The boozer is where us Brits often brainstorm and come up with our best ideas; it is a vital part of our heritage and a cornerstone of British traditions.