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    Quote Originally Posted by trainman View Post
    Hooks at (under) the bar, for jacket, bag etc.
    Don't know why these are relatively rare, they can be so handy.
    Seems fairly common in the pubs I use, but maybe that is a reflection on where I choose to drink. I do use the hooks, which as you say are very handy to hang coat on

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    Quote Originally Posted by trainman View Post
    Hooks at (under) the bar, for jacket, bag etc.
    Don't know why these are relatively rare, they can be so handy.
    They use those hooks around my way for parking terriers on. Must be a sign of the economic times, you dont see many big dogs in the pubs I go to.Just the odd Lab. or Retriever, the rest being ankle snappers of various types.

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    Default 26 Things You Don't See In The Pub Anymore

    According to the Publican's Morning Advertiser's former features editor, Matthew Moggridge:

    The list is as follows:

    1. Mammoth-like Alsatians barking on the roof

    2. Foil ashtrays

    3. Punched-in toilet doors

    4. Toilet chains without a handle

    5. Public bars charging less per pint than in the saloon bar

    6. Sawdust on the floor

    7. Formica-topped tables

    8. Bar billiards

    9. Missing locks on toilet cubicle doors

    10. Light and bitter

    11. ‘Character’ landlords

    12. Cribbage

    13. Men in gravy-stained suits nursing a pint, a whisky chaser and the Racing Post

    14. Seafood salesmen

    15. Solitary crusty liver sausage roll on the bar under a plastic lid

    16. ‘Saucy’ toilet doors — a nut on the ladies’ loos and a screw on the gents

    17. Gambling, normally three-card brag

    18. People who resemble either pirates or those old illustrations of Guido Fawkes



    19. Celebrity lookalikes — Matt’s local had Fred Astaire (as he looked in the disaster movies) John Wayne and Malcolm Allison

    20. Off-licences attached to pubs

    21. Banned customers arguing with the landlord, presumably with a view to being reinstated

    22. ‘Pavement pizza’ in the pub ‘garden’

    23. Being asked, ‘straight glass or a jug?’

    24. Hearing somebody else ask the barman: “B&M, 20 Dilly and a box of logs” (or, in English, brown and mild, 20 Piccadilly and a box
    of matches).

    25. Beer mats and people ‘flicking’ them off the table and catching them

    26. A building brick on the bar with a pile of Swan Vestas on top.
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    Hmmm. This list is very interesting and generally quite true. Having said that the pub I was in last night had numbers 12 and 25 present. This could start a quite interesting exercise to try and find the pub with the most items from the list still there. Any advance on 2 anyone ??

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    Yes Two pubs I was in the weekend had the following as mentioned in other thread.


    Pub one
    3 & 4 & 13 & 17

    Pub Two

    3 & 9 & 14 & 21 & 22

    Must be the rough old boozers I tend to go in.
    Don't You just hate Pubs that say
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alesonly View Post
    Yes Two pubs I was in the weekend had the following as mentioned in other thread.


    Pub one
    3 & 4 & 13 & 17

    Pub Two

    3 & 9 & 14 & 21 & 22

    Must be the rough old boozers I tend to go in.
    You must stop punching-in them toilet doors!
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    The Sir Loin Of Beef for number 16. But they are really works of art in themselves
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    Things you do see in pubs now but shouldn't:

    1: Children.

    2: Tables laid up for eating.

    3: Sofas you can't get up out of and position you with someone's crotch in your direct eye line.

    4: Panini at twice the price a normal sandwich was.

    5: Cocktail lists, especially when the bar staff are clueless how to make them

    6: Bar staff clueless about everything including intelligible English.

    7: Vastly expensive packets of "gourmet" crisps in place of proper greasy salty ones.

    8: Bottles of Mexican beer with bits of lime it.

    9: London Pride, if it's the only real ale and we're outside the M25.

    10: Machines dispensing vast mugs hot milk with just a vague flavour of coffee.

    11: A selection of near identical summer (or winter) ales to the exclusion of anything else.

    12: A selection of pissed-up old blokes drinking £1.49 GK IPA and annoying everyone else.

    any more....

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    13: Ask for a bag of salted peanuts then get a large glass with enough nuts in to feed the Five Thousand.

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    14. Table and chairs where you need a ladder to get to the chair.
    15. Fancy loo roll holders but all loo rolls running loose.
    Last edited by gillhalfpint; 03-07-2012 at 15:29.
    Alcohol doesn't solve problems .... but then again, neither does milk.

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