PsychoSerenity wrote:One of the pubs I sometimes go to with my house-mates is a proper old building, though it wasn't always a pub, - it has regular live music, serves mostly real ales and real ciders, - it's usually so packed that even with the £1 entrance fee that they have on a Friday and Saturday night, it's really difficult to get through to the bar-room to get your drinks, and you'd have to be there very early if you want to get a table for food or whatever. To be honest I prefer somewhere a bit quieter.
Maybe you've just got to go to the right place.
Svartalf wrote:Publicans ? what kind, pub owner or tax gatherer?
Because the activities of the latter negatively impact the ability of the former to do business, especially at prices affordable to the prospective custom.
and what do you people expect? we're in the middle of a crisis, and your business model as a nation has condemned most of the population to a hand to mouth existence without the financial ability to afford much pub going... how do you expect the pubs to actually do business without a broad base of customers with extra funds available for spending on such leisure activities?
Svartalf wrote:Lol... a can of Guinness in the market costs me about 1/3 of what a pint costs me in the bar... so if I'm in it only for the stout rather than for going out and company, I definitely gain by buying my brew for home consumption.
Though what do you mean that it's better to drink in a 'controlled environment'?
MrJonno wrote:Aren't pubs these days just somewhere where you eat and just happen to get a beer at the same time?
mistermack wrote:MrJonno wrote:Aren't pubs these days just somewhere where you eat and just happen to get a beer at the same time?
Sounds like fun. Strangely enough though, I don't enjoy eating out, but I do like a drink in a pub. Especially if there's live music laid on.
Socially, it's chalk and cheese. In a pub, you rub shoulders and mix.
In a restaurant, you just sit and eat.
Fine if that's what you want. But not the same thing at all.
When a pub becomes a restaurant, that's one more pub gone for good.
MrJonno wrote:...pubs make most their money from food...
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