~Gavin Roberts: Let’s Drink Together Again~

Gavin Roberts

Gav has been hiding for years under a flat cap in Rotherham. Once described as being impossible to dislike (a long since forgotten review from someone in Manchester) he has gone on to provide support for the likes of Lemn Sissay, Benjamin Zephaniah, Holly Mcnish, Buddy Wakefield and more. Often found armed with a notebook and pint in the dark corners of local pubs, he is passionate about words and the ways in which we use them to free both ourselves and others.

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Let’s drink together again 

By Gavin Roberts


I love boozers, I want beer

My adopted living room is right here

This my second home where I sup

Fill my chalice, fill my cup


Fill my glass which once lay empty

We shall drink post-pandemic pints aplenty

These pubs of ours they rise again

It’s not a matter of if, but when


So crank up the jukebox, book the band

Let’s celebrate across the land

That these our pubs the beating heart

Of folk and music, poems and art

are here to stay this is just the start


So drink with me raise a glass or two

This culture is ours it’s nothing new

It’s who we are, it’s what we do

‘Has tha tried a pint o that new brew?’


We love our pubs, we love these places

Filled with frothing ale and smiling faces

So get a round in, make a friend

And let’s drink together again.

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