But they clearly don't open to 11 Mon-Thursday as they did - they appeared to have shut up shop just after 7.30 on Monday as I walked down the full length of TBR still feeling like a drowned rat after the storm, convinced that a bagel would restore my sense of wellbeing.
I had dashed for a pint into the nearest pub during the storm - on the basis of this one and only visit I think that The Pommeler's Rest (Wetherspoons near the bridge) has more of "pub of the undead" about it! Is it any livelier during holiday periods - the large children's area suggests tourist trap?
Dead pubs: one of unremembered name on Kipling St which is now flats.
I can see why others might not do so, but I lament the Final Furlong - unlamented by you it may be, Harry, but dont make assumptions about the rest of us. Had many late nights there playing music by candlelight round the fire in the back.
Fresh Bagels: I guess I was lucky to find it open then. Even luckier that, in spite of me discovering I had no money on me after ordering my bagel and apologising profusely, the very nice owner told me that I really shouldn't worry so much, it was not good for my health and no big deal to pop in the cash a week later. The bagel was very nice too, a proper one, chewy on the inside, with a generous filling and good value. As said earlier - use it or lose it and better luck with finding it open!
I'll have a word with the owner and tell him about this thread. Maybe he can be persuaded to sort out his opening times. He did say that he was going to open at 8 or 8:30 and close at 4:30 and start opening on a sunday again. Whether he's stuck to that I don't know.