Without wishing this week to become "Let's Bash Fuller's Week", I offer you this nugget from today's Daily Telegraph, Births and Deaths column :
ANDOVER - Arms (Andy) died after a brief but valiant struggle on Friday 19th June. Will be greatly missed by all loyal friends and family. Letters of condolence should be addressed to : Simon Emeny, Managing Director, Fuller's Inns, Chiswick Lane South, London, W4 2QB
I understand from my spies that the pub has been gastro-ed (is there such a word ?) in a modern, minimalist style. I had a great meal here at Christmas so can vouch for the food offering but I guess the original character of a friendly local beer drinkers pub will be gone. With changes in social living style, those boozers are becoming harder and harder to find but at least this fine pub is still open for business and not closed with future uncertain.
Further down the same page in today's paper is the text for the day :
Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.