1. Nothing ever changes
    The decor, the furniture, the regulars, it's all the same since 2003 when I first moved nearby.
  2. They put up framed pictures and cuttings of England's Rugby World Cup victory in 2003
    And have never taken them down
  3. There is always at least one dog
  4. They don't serve food (aside from crisps). It's all about the beer (or wine) and conversation.
  5. Always at least 6 cask ales
    Which you can have little tasters of.
  6. There's a display wall of empty champagne bottles on which people have recorded their cause for celebration.
    One from our engagement is there.
  7. They've kept their place true and authentic while everything else in the area has gentrified.
    It's a little miracle.