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The Bar Man, by Jeff Hoyle, February 7, 2020




Sometimes the signs are there. The hours during which food is served are reduced. You go past and the car park is empty.

The events that used to take place, such as the regular quiz no longer happen. The number of beers on offer is reduced. Other landlords tell you that they have been trying to borrow a keg of lager.

The monthly meet ups are changed to another pub, and eventually the doors close and the curtains are drawn. By no means all of those happened at the Deer’s Leap, but the news of the closure came as no real surprise.


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