Sadly many of the old pubs are like that now Bill, they have been for a long time!! WE always choose to go to gastro pubs..no loud music, and no loud sports on TV..much nicer!!Not there
A pub in the town where I was born. It used to have several lounges, bars and snugs and had a welcoming, homely and friendly atmosphere. Now it's all open plan, very few seats, you are expected to stand up for the whole time you are there, and there is crap music blaring out constantly. The place has lost it's soul, it's my idea of 'Hell'.