I think were going to have to agree to disagree regarding Viewpub Pete. It is a worthy idea, just done badly. Pubs should be open to objective observation. The unexamined pint is not worth drinking. If a pint is downed in the pub and there’ s no-one around, does it make a sound? Insert further cliche here, etc.

Regarding the Sherlock Holmes, I’m afraid that I can’t be convinced that an afternoon spent in said pub wouldn’t involve an endless repetition of (apologies for the American accent) “CAN I HAVE ONE OF YOUR ENGLISH BEERS PLEASE?” And notwithstanding its non-Baker Street location, don’t try and tell me there’s not a deerstalker in the place.