Pubs and Drinking

Today I am invited to go to a monthly "pint and politics" meeting. I won't attend this P&P as I very rarely go to a pub. Much prefer a bottle at home; its a darn sight cheaper.
Drinking and driving used to be ok 30 years ago, but we're all a bit more restrained these days.
When I lived in Hemel Hempstead, until 6 years ago, I had 8 pubs within 10 minutes walking distance. And in Luton, between 6 and 1 year ago, probably the same, or more. I'm afraid a walk to Dunstable and back would be out of the question, particularly at this time of year.
Hope they all have a nice time. I suppose I should get taxi...