Britain: Prefab Pubs

The English pub stands by its tipplers through everything from trouble with the missus to trouble with the telly. Now it is being called to higher duty to buck up Britain's exports. Packed in crates and complete with everything from dartboards to mullioned windows, prefab pubs are finding a ready market overseas.

They are the proud invention of London Furniture Manufacturers Leslie Costick and Ralph Shafran, who last year found that Britain's deepening recession was drying up their once lively business of producing, among other things, such pub parts as oak bar tops and brass rails. If the home market...

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