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    Default Ever heard of a pint-and-a-half-glass?

    Weird conversation this lunchtime.

    Me: A pint and a half of Saddleback please.
    Barmaid: I'm afraid I'll have to give you two glasses, we haven't go any large ones.

    Me: <after a brief period trying to fathom this> We that's the usual way, is it not?
    Barmaid: Oh no, we get people asking for big glasses like that.

    And no, she wasn't winding me up.

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    Good job you didn't get given this mysterious pint-and-a-half glass. You and your drinking companion would have needed two straws.

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    Warrington Wolves do two pint plastic containers, very difficult to avoid spillage. Saves missing any action on the field though, one for the first half and one for the second.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spinko View Post
    Warrington Wolves do two pint plastic containers, very difficult to avoid spillage. Saves missing any action on the field though, one for the first half and one for the second.
    Brixton Academy use these too - it's quite a durable, hard plastic that they use and is pretty painful if you get hit on the head by one!

    I've been served beer in 750ml glasses when I've been on holiday in parts of continental Europe - maybe that's the sort of glass she was referring to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pubsignman View Post

    I've been served beer in 750ml glasses when I've been on holiday in parts of continental Europe - maybe that's the sort of glass she was referring to?
    I haven't the slightest idea. Apart from me, her, and my cousin's grandson everyone else in the pub was the wrong side of 60, and I'm pushing it. I doubt anyone had ever ordered a pint and a half without expecting anything other than a pint, and a half.

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    I have met that barmaid.
    barmaid- can I help you
    me -can I have two halves (pointing at handpumps )that one and that one
    barmaid started pulling the first one into a pint glass
    me -sorry I said two halves
    barmaid -yes but you want them in the same glass don't you

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    Well quart glasses used to be common at one time however in a pub I used to use a lot of the regulars had their own mug or glass usually the pewter variety and not normally a pint measure. A couple of regulars had German litre glasses (1.76 pints) that they had acquired on holiday or during time in the forces, you can of course now buy them from on-line beer suppliers (Beerhawk etc).

    Talking of dozy barmaids I had a lot of trouble with one at The Still & West years ago when she insisted on up-ending White Shield into the glass, I asked if I could pour it and she replied "the guvnor doesn't allow bottles over the bar - this was in the days when Pompey was a bit rougher than now and skate-baiting was the fashion.
    Drink drink, whoever you may be,
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickDavies View Post
    Weird conversation this lunchtime.

    Me: A pint and a half of Saddleback please.
    Barmaid: I'm afraid I'll have to give you two glasses, we haven't go any large ones.

    Me: <after a brief period trying to fathom this> We that's the usual way, is it not?
    Barmaid: Oh no, we get people asking for big glasses like that.

    And no, she wasn't winding me up.
    Sounds like the description of someone who is super optimistic.

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