This is Don.
This is how a bar man should appear.
He should be strong of wit, jolly of voice and the understated man behind the curtain who ensures libations are never far away. After our own work days are done we indulge our follies whilst our conductor labors long into the night after ordinary folk have gone home. He is a friend to the work weary, daily patron and unknown traveler. Note the crisply pressed shirt. What you cannot see in the photograph are his shoes, shined with what we may conclude are years of pride in himself.
While much of this is hyperbole one thing is indisputable - the man knows how to pour. Each pint glass was pulled from a chilled refrigerator and wiped clean with a cloth. The glass was then docked with it's predetermined beer of choice at a 37.5 degree tilt while the product was jettisoned direct from the tap, which is direct from the brewery, which is direct from an idea. As the container is filled it is brought about to be vertical. Standard fare so far, but what made this different was that there was minimal overflow. Instead of filling until the glass was overflowing and wasting a good thing, this pour was terminated just at the brim with only a few millimeters of froth extending beyond the meniscus which was finally excised utilizing a steak knife. The steak knife is an oddity. Oddities should be favored during leisure time.
While it is easy to make off with the booze at face value and carry on, one ought to address the subtext conferred by the effervescent potable. While not trying to put too fine a point on it - there is something charming about beer. Perhaps charming is too narrow a word. Fascinating? Invigorating? Encouraging? Adventurous. To each person this oft contemptible and sometimes revered liquid offers something different. In healthy moderation, a good beer is a great situation.
As far as the pub goes, it is an affectionate building filled with laughter and warmth on main street in a town with a foggy beach on a crisp day. It reeks of savory wood fired meat and you are invited.