Is there a third way – on the sitting standing conundrum? I’ve always considered the bar stool to be a decent compromise. Its high enough to converse with standing punters whilst combining the comfort of being seated. Nevertheless there is probably some truth in what Tom says – and certainly when I go drinking with my Dad I never sit down. There is the suggestion of the ability to leave the company of a dull associate – but there is more tradition to it than that. We have our set space at the bar, we lean at the bar – and to be fair the only place I like to stand up in a pub is at the bar. This is where some of our latter problems with the Blue Posts, Rupert Street come in. Which also used to be generous with the high bar stool