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View Goal Machine's Profile Goal Machine Flag The Cronx 12 Aug 22 9.53pm Send a Private Message to Goal Machine Add Goal Machine as a friend

Just got home from having a Friday night drop in Croydon. Not one to assess the costs of a pint but when waiting for Mrs GM to arrive, I bought a pint of Beavertown Neck Oil for one in The Dog & Bull (great boozer btw) for a whopping £7.10. Lord Jesus.

 

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View Nicholas91's Profile Nicholas91 Flag The Democratic Republic of Kent 12 Aug 22 11.42pm Send a Private Message to Nicholas91 Add Nicholas91 as a friend

Originally posted by Goal Machine

Just got home from having a Friday night drop in Croydon. Not one to assess the costs of a pint but when waiting for Mrs GM to arrive, I bought a pint of Beavertown Neck Oil for one in The Dog & Bull (great boozer btw) for a whopping £7.10. Lord Jesus.

That did read as quite dystopian and provoke a visceral and existential wobble for me.

 


Now Zaha's got a bit of green grass ahead of him here... and finds Ambrose... not a bad effort!!!!

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View Willo's Profile Willo Online Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 12 Aug 22 11.50pm Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

My dear wife and I have returned from a visit to a renovated Public House about 50 yards from the beach.We enjoyed a splendid evening in the garden. Excellent service and very respectful clientele.
A thoroughly enjoyable experience in our local village.

 

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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Flag 12 Aug 22 11.52pm Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Goal Machine

Just got home from having a Friday night drop in Croydon. Not one to assess the costs of a pint but when waiting for Mrs GM to arrive, I bought a pint of Beavertown Neck Oil for one in The Dog & Bull (great boozer btw) for a whopping £7.10. Lord Jesus.

Shocking and unfortunately it's going to get worse.

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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 13 Aug 22 6.56am Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Originally posted by Willo

My dear wife and I have returned from a visit to a renovated Public House about 50 yards from the beach.We enjoyed a splendid evening in the garden. Excellent service and very respectful clientele.
A thoroughly enjoyable experience in our local village.

You did WHAT??!

Didn't you explain to Mrs Willo that the under-21s were on Palace TV?

 


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View Dubai Eagle's Profile Dubai Eagle Online Flag 13 Aug 22 7.33am Send a Private Message to Dubai Eagle Add Dubai Eagle as a friend

I read somewhere fairly recently that pubs in the UK were closing at the rate of about 400 per year - hardly surprising really, cost increases, the difference between the price of a pint in the Pub compared to Supermarket beer - I would imagine that big city boozers where the late teens + 20 / 30 somethings can go to get ratted & meet girls, maybe as a stepping stone on the way to the nightclub or those pubs that have a particularly good food offering will probably be the most likely to survive longest but if your an average pub in an average location survival probably depends upon the owners deep pockets or the brewery's patience levels.

Originally posted by dreamwaverider

Pubs will Fade out. Pints will drop off and people will drink less. Thatís my prediction. Iíve pretty much given up now. Too expensive. Used to love the pub but they are very different places now. Nearly all smart cafes. Changing world.

 

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View kingdowieonthewall's Profile kingdowieonthewall Flag Sussex, ex-Cronx. 13 Aug 22 7.58am Send a Private Message to kingdowieonthewall Add kingdowieonthewall as a friend

Originally posted by Willo

Going back to bygone days, it was not unusual for a customer to offer the bartender a drink which was usually accepted and the person used to pour a half pint, raise it in appreciation and place it at the back of the bar area.
I do not see customers offering a tipple these days, probably due to the overall price of beverages.

I still offer barstaff a drink, on occassions.
However recently we were in Brighton for my birthday, offered barman a drink also, which he said he'd have later.
I believe the form is to ' take a half'.
paid by card & when I looked at receipt later the sod had added a fiver on the bill.
liberty.

 


Kids,tired of being bothered by your pesky parents?
Then leave home, get a job & pay your own bills, while you still know everything.

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View Dubai Eagle's Profile Dubai Eagle Online Flag 13 Aug 22 8.19am Send a Private Message to Dubai Eagle Add Dubai Eagle as a friend

Back in the day if I was in a pub early doors & it was shaping up to be a busy night I would usually buy the bartender a drink so that he / she remembered me & gave me priority service when people were queuing several deep at the bar.

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Online Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 13 Aug 22 8.22am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by YT

You did WHAT??!

Didn't you explain to Mrs Willo that the under-21s were on Palace TV?

Hell's teeth.

I never realised that the game was on Palace TV.
Spent all that money as well - my dear wife has expensive tastes !

 

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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Flag 13 Aug 22 8.38am Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Willo

Hell's teeth.

I never realised that the game was on Palace TV.
Spent all that money as well - my dear wife has expensive tastes !

Stay away from the score Willo or Hell's teeth will be getting gnashed.

 

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View orpingtoneagle's Profile orpingtoneagle Flag Orpington 13 Aug 22 9.12am Send a Private Message to orpingtoneagle Add orpingtoneagle as a friend

I am partial to a pint but do not tend to drink at home unless we have people round.

These days I prefer the local micro pubs over the big boozers as they serve local ales kept well and you can have a chat.

I have a love/hate with Spoons as they keep lovely old buildings open but their business model is not great for small brewers and they attract some right 'characterd.'

But as a real ale enthusiast you can beat a well kept pint over a can any day.

And don't get me started on price. Was at Euston Station the other day and they wanted over £8 for an average beer in a bar in the station so went outside and paid far less for a far better pint.

 

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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 13 Aug 22 10.52am Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Originally posted by orpingtoneagle

I am partial to a pint but do not tend to drink at home unless we have people round.

These days I prefer the local micro pubs over the big boozers as they serve local ales kept well and you can have a chat.

I have a love/hate with Spoons as they keep lovely old buildings open but their business model is not great for small brewers and they attract some right 'characterd.'

But as a real ale enthusiast you can beat a well kept pint over a can any day.

And don't get me started on price. Was at Euston Station the other day and they wanted over £8 for an average beer in a bar in the station so went outside and paid far less for a far better pint.

A perfect demonstration of economic theory and practice. 'supply and demand'... 'product differentiation' ...

 


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