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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Flag Midhurst 12 Aug 22 2.28pm Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

In 1967 my folk moved from Wallington to a small village in Sussex. I was 18 at the time and went with them. Working in Croydon the drive home was a delight and I regularly stopped in the local for a pint before going home. I had a pewter tankard which hung in the bar and it was usually full by the time I'd walked through the door of the pub and was standing at the bar.

I thought I'd made it and the cost of a pint then was around 2/6d (13p) or about 1.50 in today's prices.

Going to the pub today the average cost of a pint is just short of 4, more in London of course. West Ham have sparked outrage by charging 7.60 for a pint. It's now an expensive business especially if you're buying a round for a few mates.

However Fullers London Pride in Sainsbury's works out at about 1.42 a pint.

No wonder more folk are drinking at home rather than go to the pub and that pubs are closing at a rapid rate.

So, do you still go to the pub for a pint or only if you have something to eat as well?

 


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View m/k mick's Profile m/k mick Flag milton keynes 12 Aug 22 2.30pm Send a Private Message to m/k mick Add m/k mick as a friend

Still drink in pubs, but a lot less

 

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View Fatherken's Profile Fatherken Flag 12 Aug 22 2.40pm Send a Private Message to Fatherken Add Fatherken as a friend

a choice between food or beer , off to the pub I go

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 12 Aug 22 2.51pm Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

I am a regular attendee at Public Houses in my vicinity, one of which has recently re-opened after a substantial renovation, and my word it really is swish.

Edited by Willo (12 Aug 2022 2.51pm)

 

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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 12 Aug 22 3.13pm Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

I haven't been to a pub for years. I prefer to enjoy a bottle of ale or craft beer at home. And if I want to sit in a room full of people staring at their phones or acting like knob heads, I can get that at home too!

 


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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 12 Aug 22 3.22pm Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by YT

I haven't been to a pub for years. I prefer to enjoy a bottle of ale or craft beer at home. And if I want to sit in a room full of people staring at their phones or acting like knob heads, I can get that at home too!

In bygone days I heard someone comment that he never imbibes alcohol at home adding "Drinking at home is like drinking in cold blood".

I am a gentleman whose alcoholic consumption is generally in social settings, on exceedingly rare occasions I will accompany family in having the odd drink in my or their abode.Never consumed a drop during 'Lockdown'.

Edited by Willo (12 Aug 2022 3.22pm)

 

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View The groover's Profile The groover Flag Danbury 12 Aug 22 3.49pm Send a Private Message to The groover Add The groover as a friend

Tend to drink in CIU/British legion clubs which are cheaper. Only tend to go in a pub if eating as well or at an away game.

I paid 7 at pub in Fulham 4/5 years ago!!!! God knows what it is now.

 

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Originally posted by YT

I haven't been to a pub for years. I prefer to enjoy a bottle of ale or craft beer at home. And if I want to sit in a room full of people staring at their phones or acting like knob heads, I can get that at home too!

YT, you have just nailed it.

Thankfully where i am, its bars, with the beach a few metres away, table service, food available(if required), between 1 & 3 euros a large beer(depending on what day & what time). I hate this!

 


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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 12 Aug 22 4.04pm Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by The groover

Tend to drink in CIU/British legion clubs which are cheaper. Only tend to go in a pub if eating as well or at an away game.

I paid 7 at pub in Fulham 4/5 years ago!!!! God knows what it is now.

London prices - cheaper on the south coast !

Your mention of 7 reminded me about a visit to Singapore back in the late 90s.In a swish restaurant I ordered what was described as a "Jug of ale" priced at the equivalent of 7, only to discover that the "Jug of ale" was really a pint of ale.

 

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View JRW2's Profile JRW2 Flag Dulwich 12 Aug 22 4.35pm Send a Private Message to JRW2 Add JRW2 as a friend

Originally posted by Palace Old Geezer

In 1967 my folk moved from Wallington to a small village in Sussex. I was 18 at the time and went with them. Working in Croydon the drive home was a delight and I regularly stopped in the local for a pint before going home. I had a pewter tankard which hung in the bar and it was usually full by the time I'd walked through the door of the pub and was standing at the bar.

I thought I'd made it and the cost of a pint then was around 2/6d (13p) or about 1.50 in today's prices.

When I was a student in the early sixties, I worked in the Public Bar (people under 50 will probably have to refer to Wikipedia) of my local. One morning an elderly gent came in and asked for a mixed half pint of mild and bitter (Wikipedia again). The mild was 1/6 (7.5p) a pint and the bitter 1/9 (9p). I couldn't for the life of me work out what the right price was for his order, but I finally realised that I'd undercharged him, and when he came back for a refill I told him that - to which he replied "I know you did; and you gave me a short measure too!" The correct price, by the way, was ninepence and three farthings (4p now).

 

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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 12 Aug 22 4.44pm Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Originally posted by JRW2

When I was a student in the early sixties, I worked in the Public Bar (people under 50 will probably have to refer to Wikipedia) of my local. One morning an elderly gent came in and asked for a mixed half pint of mild and bitter (Wikipedia again). The mild was 1/6 (7.5p) a pint and the bitter 1/9 (9p). I couldn't for the life of me work out what the right price was for his order, but I finally realised that I'd undercharged him, and when he came back for a refill I told him that - to which he replied "I know you did; and you gave me a short measure too!" The correct price, by the way, was ninepence and three farthings (4p now).

Correct!

It's half (coz it's half a pint) of the mid-point between the two prices ie half of 1 shilling and 7 pence halfpenny.

Half of each component is:

6d
3d and a halfpenny (or 3d and 2 farthings)
1 farthing

6d + 3d + 2 farthings + 1 farthing = 9d, 3 farthings. Simples! Kids today have it easy with this new-fangled decimal currency!

Edited by YT (12 Aug 2022 4.45pm)

 


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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 12 Aug 22 5.05pm Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by YT

Correct!

It's half (coz it's half a pint) of the mid-point between the two prices ie half of 1 shilling and 7 pence halfpenny.

Half of each component is:

6d
3d and a halfpenny (or 3d and 2 farthings)
1 farthing

6d + 3d + 2 farthings + 1 farthing = 9d, 3 farthings. Simples! Kids today have it easy with this new-fangled decimal currency!

Edited by YT (12 Aug 2022 4.45pm)

In bygone days, bar staff had to calculate the 'Round' in their heads and work out the change to be handed back to the customer whilst dealing in pounds,shillings and pence.
These days they simply tap in the round and everything is calculated for them !

Finally I am of a certain vintage accordingly I recall the 'Public' bars separated from the 'Saloon' bar where the prices for the former were a tad less than those for the latter.

 

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