There’s been lots talk in recent months about whether beards are a stylish addition to a masculine jaw or are keratin devils. Chin fluff is officially the Marmite of modern grooming.
And while some folk have a facial-hair-don’t-care kinda attitude, other dudes feel a bit shaky when they face ‘hipster’ taunts just for sporting beard baubles.
If you fall into the latter camp, you’ll be glad to know there’s now a safe haven for you in Stoke Newington. The Jolly Butchers pub has been named Beard Friendly Pub of the Year by the Beard Liberation Front, who describe themselves as an ‘informal network of beard wearers’.
The organisation says that more and more pubs are beard friendly, explaining that such establishments often have bearded customers and staff and are welcoming to their furry-chinned visitors.