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    Quote Originally Posted by rpadam View Post
    It would be nice to see someone doing something about short measures in legal glasses that is still endemic everywhere (including Wetherspoons). I can't help thinking that staff are trained to provide a short measure by default. The most stupid thing is that London and the South never had a tradition of swan necks and big heads on beer but it came in obviously so all the expensive pubs could rip off the punters even more by giving a short measure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    I can't help thinking that staff are trained to provide a short measure by default.
    Once moaned in a London Taylor Walker outlet that my Wifebeater* vase was filled about an inch short. I got another half inch but still demurred: those glasses aren't lined. I was told that if the rep caught them filling any further they'd get told off. Presentation of the drink, apparently. At knocking a fiver a pint that's a bout 50p a go they're rooking you for.

    *Yes I know but I'd rather have less than a pint of Wifebeater than a whole pint of rancid GK IPA, and there wasn't time to seek out an alternative venue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    ... I can't help thinking that staff are trained to provide a short measure by default...
    They also appear to be trained to take the money up front, present you with the short measure (in a sopping wet glass round these parts but that's another rant) and doing a runner before you can ask for the top up

    I got back at one of the buggers in Wigan when I gave them 95% of the price of a pint, I got a top up that time

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    I got back at one of the buggers in Wigan when I gave them 95% of the price of a pint, I got a top up that time
    Nice one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post

    I got back at one of the buggers in Wigan when I gave them 95% of the price of a pint, I got a top up that time
    And that you paid in CAMRA vouchers, OB!
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    It is very rarely an issue down my way. Good ol' flat pints!

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