in my experience - no. My local is in a good spot, nice country village, good potential for food sales etc but the couple of ex-Army blokes who ran it until recently, never quite got their heads around the fact it wasn't an SNCOs mess. The food was actually quite good but the chef used to come out before punters had finished demanding a full review of his skills in a rather intimidating way. i found it amusing but the more senior citizens and tourists used to drink up and leave. Along side being private security ninjas, do ex-forces of a certain age think they are natural landlords?