David B wrote:
To me it looks as naff as bogus Tudor bars or fake Irish pubs.
There's a 90s trend that thankfully seems to have quietly gone off the boil. One of my old locals in Sheffield got the dreaded "O'Neill's" treatment but wasn't really fooling anyone - even post-makeover it seemed to do more of a trade in Stones and Draught Bass than the black stuff.
TBH I doubt many of those pubs ever sold much Guinness. The ones near me in Manchester seemed to do more
of a roaring trade in p1ssy lager and mither than in the black stuff.