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Can You Still Afford to Go To The Pub?

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View Slimey Toad's Profile Slimey Toad Flag Karsiyaka, North Cyprus 13 Aug 22 3.05pm Send a Private Message to Slimey Toad Add Slimey Toad 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.

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?

You had a personalised pewter tankard at 18? And pipe and slippers by the time you reached 30?

 

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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Flag Midhurst 13 Aug 22 4.19pm Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

Originally posted by Slimey Toad

You had a personalised pewter tankard at 18? And pipe and slippers by the time you reached 30?

Ha,ha. An uncle bought me the tankard for my 21st Slimey. That's when it got hung in the pub. I've stll got it. Seems odd now doesn't it? You don't see blokes drinking from tankards these days, Willo might of course. TBH I didn't really like it, but it felt classy at the time.

 


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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 13 Aug 22 5.36pm Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Originally posted by Palace Old Geezer

Ha,ha. An uncle bought me the tankard for my 21st Slimey. That's when it got hung in the pub. I've stll got it. Seems odd now doesn't it? You don't see blokes drinking from tankards these days, Willo might of course. TBH I didn't really like it, but it felt classy at the time.

I imagine Willo in the pub in jacket, collar and tie; yes, with a tankard. Before the ban, I imagine him with a pipe too.

 


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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Online Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 13 Aug 22 5.43pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Originally posted by YT

I imagine Willo in the pub in jacket, collar and tie; yes, with a tankard. Before the ban, I imagine him with a pipe too.

He changes into his smoking jacket for the pipe.

 


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View Fatherken's Profile Fatherken Flag 13 Aug 22 6.05pm Send a Private Message to Fatherken Add Fatherken as a friend

you see folkies and morris dancers drink out of pewter tankers most of the time . I am told it stops people nicking their beer .

 

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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 13 Aug 22 6.08pm Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Originally posted by ASCPFC

He changes into his smoking jacket for the pipe.

When he gets home, naturally.

 


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View Ouzo Dan's Profile Ouzo Dan 13 Aug 22 6.33pm Send a Private Message to Ouzo Dan Add Ouzo Dan as a friend

I've actually packed in drinking but you can still find pints for about 1ish here if you know where to look.


 


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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Flag Midhurst 13 Aug 22 7.11pm Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

Originally posted by Ouzo Dan

I've actually packed in drinking but you can still find pints for about 1ish here if you know where to look.

OK, no need to rub it in!

 


Dad and I watched games standing on the muddy slope of the Holmesdale Road end. He cheered and I rattled.

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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Flag The garden of England 13 Aug 22 8.02pm Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Originally posted by Ouzo Dan

I've actually packed in drinking but you can still find pints for about 1ish here if you know where to look.


Why no yeast. Need to make a quick getaway for something

 

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View Pete53's Profile Pete53 Flag Hassocks 14 Aug 22 1.07pm Send a Private Message to Pete53 Add Pete53 as a friend

Nowadays, for us, visits to a pub tends to be primarily for a meal. It's something of a rarity for us to go out just for a drink.

The last time we went to the local in our village I had to cough up 18 for two glasses of wine - one medium and one large! Shocking. I could have bought three bottles of reasonable plonk for that.

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Online Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 14 Aug 22 2.58pm Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by YT

I imagine Willo in the pub in jacket, collar and tie; yes, with a tankard. Before the ban, I imagine him with a pipe too.

My goodness, such sartorial elegance, I am honoured!
Just would like to add that I have never smoked a pipe in my entire life.

 

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View Dubai Eagle's Profile Dubai Eagle Online Flag 14 Aug 22 4.52pm Send a Private Message to Dubai Eagle Add Dubai Eagle as a friend

Ive always imagined you with a wing commander style moustache - lol

Originally posted by Willo

My goodness, such sartorial elegance, I am honoured!
Just would like to add that I have never smoked a pipe in my entire life.

 

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