Goodbye Pump and Tap
The Pump and Tap pub closes its doors in Leicester
Last orders called in popular local pub
A well known local pub near Braunstone Gate, Leicester closed down on Tuesday night.
I’ve been going along to the P&T as it’s known for years and it’s a shame to see this old Victorian pub be closed down and demolished.
Some blame De Montfort University, some blame its rapacious owners – some just think its time had passed.
This is the picture appearing in the local paper.
For the technically curious, Canon 1ds Mk3 3200ISO (-2/3 EV) 14mm 2.8L II 30th@f/2.8 handheld – RAW processed in ACR. Works well as a print even at A2 size.
It’s been a tradition of the pub to take a picture of everyone present at closing on Christmas day. The pub will probably be demolished in a few weeks – so no final Christmas drink.
Suffice to say, the authorities involved in all this didn’t pop in for a drink. Almost everything was gone by the time the doors closed.
The crowd outside was not still for long once I’d taken a picture
Well, it was fun while it lasted…
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