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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    The Hophead is poor nowadays in my opinion, but their other beers seem fine.
    You could do a lot worse.

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    See Dark Star-originally fine beer, now languishing in the coils of international business. Haven't tried their beers in ages,even though Hophead is readily available here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    You could do a lot worse.



    Sharpe's
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    All lost credibility, a rerun of the 60s and 70s.
    "At that moment I would have given a kingdom, not for champagne or hock and soda, or hot coffee but for a glass of beer" Marquess Curzon of Kedlestone, Viceroy of India.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    You could do a lot worse.








    Wouldn't knowingly entertain the idea.
    "Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer."
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    Default Lifetime pub ban for Warrington MP who backed 10pm curfew


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    Default Takeaway pints in London: pubs near parks serving beer on draught


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    People will always find ways to do the things they value, meanwhile in Scotland they have more Calvinism
    Drink drink, whoever you may be,
    we are the drunk and disorderly,
    and we’ll drink more beer wherever we may be,
    and we’ll meet you all in a pub said he.

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    They're encouraging people to take their own pint glass to the pub for a takaway to drink in the local park (on their own, presumably). But pubs are only allowed to dispense alcoholic beverages in sealed containers, so they are encouraging people to break the law by serving and receiving drinks in illicit receptacles.

    Not to mention the fact that you can only meet one other person who is not in your household or support bubble if it is for the purpose of taking exercise together (like a walk in the park). Having a drink makes it illegal. So the only way you can open your sealed container in the park is if you're with members of your household/support bubble, and why would you do that when you can go home to drink it with them, where it's presumably not freezing and/or raining.

    Seems like irresponsible journalism to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post
    They're encouraging people to take their own pint glass to the pub for a takaway to drink in the local park (on their own, presumably). But pubs are only allowed to dispense alcoholic beverages in sealed containers, so they are encouraging people to break the law by serving and receiving drinks in illicit receptacles.
    Contrary to the popular view, the regulations don't actually reference sealed containers, so I think they are in the clear on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpadam View Post
    Good. Serves him right.

    Another pointless decision as it creates pinch points whereby more people cram into pubs due to the restricted opening times. Then everyone leaves at the same time, often cramming onto public transport. Then there's the event of people drinking faster to get more pints down followed by social drinking in the streets outside - since this decision I've never seen more drunk people of an evening outside New Year's Eve.

    It's stretching it somewhat to describe many of these as 'near parks', whatever that means. I visited People's Park Tavern just before Lockdown II - This Time It's Personal and if this is what constitutes drinking by a park then bring on Lockdown III - A No Hope.

    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    People will always find ways to do the things they value, meanwhile in Scotland they have more Calvinism
    A good decision for once and one that should be made permanent and nationwide. I can't abide drinking on trains - I once endured a two-hour trip with a young women seated across the isle from me. She kept on knocking back cans of Superbrew - or some other form of electric soup - to the point where she made repeated trips to the loo (next to us) to throw up before returning to slurping from her cans to prepare for her next honk. And she had her two very young children with her...

    Quote Originally Posted by rpadam View Post
    Contrary to the popular view, the regulations don't actually reference sealed containers, so I think they are in the clear on that.
    Another meaningless definition. Does a screw-top bottle count? And what about buying cans or bottles without pre-ordering from the offie, which won't remain 'sealed' for long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    A good decision for once and one that should be made permanent and nationwide. I can't abide drinking on trains - I once endured a two-hour trip with a young women seated across the isle from me. She kept on knocking back cans of Superbrew - or some other form of electric soup - to the point where she made repeated trips to the loo (next to us) to throw up before returning to slurping from her cans to prepare for her next honk. And she had her two very young children with her...
    But lots of people are capable of drinking a few cans on a long journey whilst remaining civilised, and surely shouldn’t be punished because of the likes of Superbrew girl. And if we’re just setting rules based purely on the behaviour of the worst delinquents, this won’t stop at banning drinking on trains anyway.

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