The Ring lives! I haven’t yet been in, but it’s still called The Ring and it still seems to be a pub, notwithstanding the repacement of the threadbare carpet with what appears to be hardwood flooring. The boxing pictures remain also. More news when I have the time to drop in for a swift half. This appears to be a rare piece of good news on a par with the re-opening of the Wheatsheaf by Borough Market.

The Green Man by Bethnal Green tube station (latterly an extremely run-down but very friendly pub) appears to be lost to us, my friends. Maybe it will re-open as the classic boozer it certainly could be. Fingers crossed.