2o years and it will be rare to see a normal traditional pub that does not have a main business selling food.
Most pubs in Exmouth sell food and the ones that do not, are closed with a to-let sign on the front.
Personally, i never enter pubs being a non drinker but do go in a few for a sit down meal.
Last week, i had a sit down meal in Chester cathedral surrounded by nice stained glass windows and history. Even the churches are changing to offer restaurant meals inside the church.
I like some of the changes going on in the fast pace of life now.